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$11,000 Settlement in D.C. Prisoner’s Failure to Protect Suit

The District of Columbia (D.C.) paid $11,000 to settle the lawsuit of prisoner Melvin Young for injuries sustained from his assault and stabbing at the hands of fellow prisoners.

While at the D.C. Jail on November 8, 2005, Young was attacked by other prisoners with contraband weapons. As a result of the assault, he was subjected to grievous bodily injuries including stab wounds to his back and face.

His complaint alleged negligence for failure to control contraband, failure to supervise prisoners, and negligent supervision and training of staff.

Young accepted settlement on July 16, 2007. He was represented by Washington, D.C. attorney Geoffrey D. Allen. See: Young v. District of Columbia, Case No. 1321-06.

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Young v. District of Columbia