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$5,000 Settlement in DC Prisoner’s Stabbing

The District of Columbia (DC) paid $5,000 to settle the negligence suit of prisoner John S. Darrell for injuries sustained from being stabbed.

While at DC’s Central Facility on November 3, 2000, Darrell was brutally attacked and stabbed by other prisoners. He sustained several stab wounds to his chest and back from contraband weapons.

His complaint asserted negligence for the failure to control contraband, supervise prisoners, overcrowding, negligent supervision and training of staff, and in medical care. Darrell accepted settlement on May 6, 2002. He was represented by Washington, D.C. attorney Douglas R. Sparks. See: Darrell v. District of Columbia, Superior Court, District of Columbia, Case No. 01-2045.

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Darrell v. District of Columbia