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Washington Medical Neglect Suit Settled for $3,700

The State of Washington paid a female prisoner $3,700.00 to settle her medical neglect suit.

On December 19, 2007, Mission Creek Correction Center prisoner Ebony Johnson brought suit in state court, alleging that Correctional Unit Supervisor I, Anne Shoemaker, subjected her to cruel and unusual punishment. Despite a medical hold, Shoemaker ordered Johnson to perform job duties which caused her to “seriously…suffer mental anguish, emotional injury and body injury.” Johnson sought $50,000 in damages “for the cruel and unusual punishment also unprofessional negligence and misconduct.”

On September 3, 2008, prison officials paid Johnson $3,700.00 to settle the suit. The court accepted the settlement and dismissed the action with prejudice on September 6, 2008. See: Johnson v. Shoemaker, Mason County Superior Court No. 08-2-00106-1 (2008).

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Johnson v. Shoemaker