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$8,000 Settlement in D.C. Prisoner’s Suit over Failure to Protect from Stabbing, Improper Medical Care

The District of Columbia (D.C.) paid $8,000 to settle the lawsuit of Prisoner Michael Turner for injuries sustained from being stabbed by fellow prisoners.

While at D.C.’s Lorton Central Facility on August 9, 2000, Turner was attacked by other prisoners with contraband weapons. As a result, Turner was subjected to grievous bodily injury, including numerous stab wounds, contusions and nerve damage to his hand and arm.

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

Turner accepted settlement on May 23, 2001. He was represented by Washington D.C. Attorney Douglas R. Sparks. See: Turner v. District of Columbia, Superior Court, District of Columbia, Case No. 8498-00.

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Turner v. District of Columbia