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New York Prisoner Assaulted In City Jail Awarded $920,000

In June 1997 the First Judicial Supreme Court of New York awarded $920,000
to a prisoner who was assaulted by other prisoners in a New York City jail.
As a result of the September 1986 attack, the prisoner, a 28-year-old male
from Colombia, suffered a herniated lumbar disc at L5-Sl, a herniated
thoracic disc, stenosis at C5-6 that required a cervical discectomy and
spinal fusion, and a fractured nose that required reduction and internal

The prisoner had been deported to Colombia by the time this trial for
damages took place and appeared via videotape. A directed verdict on
liability was entered against the City during a previous trial due to it's
willful failure to comply with court-ordered discovery. See: Londono v.
City Of New York, Supreme Court, First Judicial District Of New York
County, Case No. 6050/90, 1997 WL 544640 (NY Sup.).

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Londono v. City Of New York