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$200,000 Paid for Georgia Prisoner's Improper Detainment

Michael A. Vallone was arrested on three misdemeanor charges and
detained at Georgia's Douglas County Jail for 7.5 months. He alleged he
was not allowed access to an attorney or bail bondsman, and was virtually
lost within the jail system. He was only released after a citizens group
monitoring jail conditions met with the sheriff. On February 8, 1991, a
jury awarded Vallone $100,000 compensatory and $100,000 punitive damages.
He was represented by Dennis J. Webb of Atlanta. See: Vallone v. Lee,
USDC Fulton County, Case No. 88-CU-1196.

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