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$450 Award in Prisoner Wrongful Keeplock Suit

$450 Award In Prisoner Wrongful Keeplock Suit

Ignacio Rosado, a prisoner at the Sing Sing Correctional Facility (SSCF), filed a pro se law suit against SSCF, for wrongfully placing him on "keeplock" status for 7-days.

In 1999, a prison guard told Rosado that he was being placed on keeplock, which is confinement to a cell for 23-hours a day. He remained on keeplock status for 7-days, until he was released by a prison guard who told him that no misbehavior report had been filed. Rosado filed a grievance and the grievance committee's report confirmed that Rosado was kept on keeplock wrongfully, and also showed that the prison staff were dealt with administratively. The court held that the prison did not act consistently with its own rules and regulations, and that the prison staff were not entitled to qualified immunity. The court awarded Rosado $450 in damages based on a $75 per diem damages. See: Rosado v. State of New York, Claim No. 101794 (Court of Claims, White Plains 4-15 02).

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Rosado v. State of New York