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OH Prisoner Wins $50 in Personal Injury Suit

Earl Starks was an Ohio state prisoner at the Toledo Correctional Camp.
In the early morning hours of January 1, 2004, a riot broke out in Starks'
dorm. Guards refused his request to leave the dorm, after which he was hit
by a flying bar of soap, which split his lip. Starks subsequently filed a
personal injury suit in the Ohio Court of Claims.

The court found that the guards negligently caused Starks' injury by not
allowing him out of the dorm to escape the riot. Starks was awarded $50,
including $25 for pain and suffering, and $25 as reimbursement for the
filing fee. See: Starks v. Toledo Correction Camp, Ohio Court of Claims,
2004 WL 2988643.

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Starks v. Toledo Correction Camp