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Washington Prisoner’s Rape Claim Results in $60,000 Settlement

The State of Washington paid $60,000 to settle a claim that involved a prisoner at the Washington State Reformatory being “savagely sexually assaulted” by another prisoner.

In the late evening of June 9 or the early morning hours of June 10, 2005, prisoner Jason M. Grey was raped by prisoner Tremayne Francis, who prison officials were aware had previously raped another prisoner.

After promptly reporting the matter, Grey was taken to the Sexual Assault Center at the Providence Hospital. The investigation into the matter resulted in Francis being prosecuted for raping Grey.

Represented by Lynnwood attorney Stephen L. Conroy, Grey filed a tort claim for damages against the Washington Department of Corrections. That claim asserted six separate theories to obtain damages, ranging from federal constitutional violations to state law torts of negligence.

The Washington State Risk Management Division settled the matter on March 18, 2008. See claim #3106115.

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In re Grey