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$15,000 Settlement for Failure to Protect DC Prisoner from Stabbing

The District of Columbia paid $15,000 to settle a negligence lawsuit brought by Jesse L. Bell for injuries resulting from being stabbed within the District of Columbia Department of Corrections.

Bell was stabbed from behind by another prisoner on the night of October 3, 2003. He was stabbed several other times including stab wounds to the chest. As a result, he suffered from debilitating pain in his back and other body parts.

The complaint alleged negligence for failure to control contraband, failure to monitor and supervise properly prisoner activity and movement, and inadequate supervision and training of guards.

Bell accepted the settlement on August 9, 2005. He was represented by Washington DC attorney Geoffrey D. Allen. See: Bell v. District of Columbia, Superior Court, District of Columbia, Case No. 04-1774.

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Bell v. District of Columbia