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D.C. Settles Prisoner Assault and Inadequate Medical Care Suit for $6,500

On March 24, 2000, the District of Columbia paid $6,500 to settle with a prisoner who was assaulted and stabbed by other prisoners at D.C.’s Central Facility. The suit, filed in D.C. Superior Court, alleged negligence with regard to contraband control, overcrowding, supervision of prisoners and supervision and training of guards.

Plaintiff Herbert Morrison claimed that on October 29, 1998, he was assaulted by other prisoners. During the attack, he was stabbed in the neck with metal shanks. Morrison further claimed the failure to receive adequate emergency medical care added to the seriousness of his injuries. The suit settled prior to trial for $6,500.

Morrison was represented by Geoffrey D. Allen of Washington, D.C. See: Morrison v. District of Columbia, D.C. Superior Court, Civil Action No. 99-1143.

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Morrison v. District of Columbia