Melvin Givens was stabbed repeatedly in the back, head and stomach by another prisoner after exiting his cell. Givens was stabbed with a homemade knife, commonly called a “shank.”
Givens sued alleging the District was negligent in failing to control the presence of knives in the jail, and negligent in failing to supervise the prisoners and/or provide adequate training to guards.
Givens was represented by Geoffrey Allen of Washington, D.C. See: Givens v District of Columbia, No. 06-0001324 (D.C. Sup. Ct.).
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Givens v District of Columbia
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