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Estate of Murdered Tennessee Prisoner Awarded $75,000

In January 1999, a Tennessee court awarded $75,000 to the estate of a
prisoner who was attacked and killed by another prisoner.

The estate claimed that prison officials were negligent for housing the
decedent with a convicted murderer who had previously threatened him, and
thus were responsible for the October 1989 attack. See: Lawson v. State Of
Tennessee, Unknown State Court, Case No. 05339, 1999 WL 1417090.

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Lawson v. State Of Tennessee