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Oregon Prisoner Wins $58,000 for Injury in County Jail

Shane Bowers, a Multnomah County, Oregon prisoner, was housed in a cell which required him to traverse stairs, even though he had a crippled Leg. He sued the jail in state court for new damage thereby caused to his knee, and in 1992 the jury awarded him $46,000 for the injury and $12,000 in medical expenses. See: Bowers v. Multnomah County, Multnomah County Superior Court No. A9109-05957 (1992).

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Bowers v. Multnomah County