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$2,000 Settlement in Confiscation of DC Prisoner’s Medical Braces

The District of Columbia (DC) paid $2,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by prisoner Patrick Brady, claiming a guard confiscated his medical braces.

The confiscation occurred on July 27, 1997, which was three days after doctors at the DC General Hospital gave them to him with instructions to wear them for 24 hours per day for the next 90 days as treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome. Brady had passes from the jail, DC’s Maximum Security Facility, medical department to possess the braces. For the next
two weeks, Brady tried to receive treatment from the jail’s medical staff without result.

Acting pro se, Brady accepted the settlement on July 3, 2000. See: Brady v. District of Columbia, Superior Court, District of Columbia, Case No. 97-8843.

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Brady v. District of Columbia