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Missing Finger Tips Cost Washington DOC $2,500

In February of 1997, the State of Washington and the Department of Corrections paid Richard L. Campbell $2,500. On January 18th, 1996, Campbell, a prisoner residing at Washington Corrections Center in Shelton, Washington, was working in the kitchen's meat room when he cut off the tips of two of his fingers. Campbell filed a tort claim alleging that he received no adequate' or sufficient' training. As a result, Campbell was paid $2,500 by the State of Washington and DOC to settle the tort claim. See: Campbell v. State of Washington, Claim No. 31024906-01.

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