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D.C. Prisoner Stabbed While Handcuffed Accepts $11,250 Settlement

The District of Columbia (D.C.) paid $11,250 to settle the negligence suit of prisoner Earl King for injuries suffered when he was stabbed by another prisoner.

While at D.C.’s Occoquan Facility/Lorton Maximum Security on August 16, 1999, King was stabbed in the chest with an ice pick by prisoner Don Martin while King was handcuffed behind the back awaiting a search prior to entering the recreation yard.

His complaint alleged negligence claims for failure to protect, control contraband, limit prisoner movement, train staff, and insufficient staffing. King accepted settlement on December 18, 2001. He was represented by Washington D.C. Attorney Judy L. Feinberg. See: King v. District of Columbia, Superior Court, District of Columbia, Case No. 00-7732.

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King v. District of Columbia