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D.C. Prisoner Settles Stabbing Suit for $11,000

The District of Columbia (D.C.) paid $11,000 to settle the negligence suit of prisoner Freddie Jacobs for injuries incurred from being stabbed by another prisoner.

While at the D.C. Jail on March 26, 2005, Jacobs was grabbed from behind and stabbed with a shank. He received seven stab wounds that caused injury to his neck, chest, stomach, and left thigh.

His complaint alleged negligence for failure to control contraband, lack of supervision of prisoners, and negligent supervision and training of staff. Jacobs accepted settlement on March 28, 2007. He was represented by Washington, D.C. Attorney Geoffrey D. Allen. See: Jacobs v. District of Columbia, Superior Court, District of Columbia, Case No. 06-4578.

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Jacobs v. District of Columbia