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Stabbed D.C. Prisoner Accepts $3,200 Settlement

The District of Columbia (D.C.) paid $3,200 to settle the negligence suit filed by Vincent Bigelow for injuries suffered from a stabbing by other prisoners.

While at D.C.’s Maximum Security Facility in Lorton, Virginia, on March 5, 1999, Bigelow “was brutally attacked by other residents, who assaulted him and stabbed him with metal weapons.” Bigelow was stabbed in the chest and arm.

The complaint alleged the facility has been known to be a dangerous place for a decade before the attack, and D.C. was negligent for failing to control contraband, supervise prisoners, and for allowing overcrowding.

On April 13, 2000 Bigelow accepted settlement of $3,200. He was represented by Washington, D.C. Attorney Geoffrey D. Allen. See: Bigelow v. District of Columbia, Superior Court, District of Columbia, Case No. 99-5337.

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Bigelow v. District of Columbia