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DC Prisoner Assaulted by Other Prisoners Suffers Brain Damage, Awarded $1.6 Million

A District of Columbia (DC) prisoner who was assaulted by other prisoners was awarded $1.6 million.

Brown sued in state court alleging that only one guard was on duty and that he was in a different section of the building when Brown was attacked. He also alleged that the lock on his room had been broken for a few months. In March, 1985, a verdict was returned for Brown, awarding him $1.6 million. He was represented by Douglas Smith of Aker and Smith. See: Brown v. Dist of Columbia, DC Superior Court, Case No. 4219-76. (1985 WL 348591).

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Brown v. Dist of Columbia