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Washington Prisoner Pinned in Automatic Door Wins $6,060 in Lawsuit

Richard Reed, a Kitsap County, Washington prisoner, was pinned in an automatic door in the Kitsap County Jail, causing back strain. He sued the county in state court, which in 1995 paid him $5,060 to dismiss the case: $4,560 for the injury and $1,500 in medical expenses. See: Reed v. Kitsap County, King County Superior Court, Case No. 95-2-00615-5.

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Reed v. Kitsap County