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$500 Settlement in California Prisoner Beating Suit

A California prisoner received a $500 settlement in a civil rights action claiming 8th Amendment violations for excessive force by ten prison guards. Prisoner Fred Smith was imprisoned at Corcoran State Prison when he was assaulted by prison guards J.C. Thomas, F. Martinez, N. Holland, L. Gonzales, Beitran, Smith, Flarheny, Psychiatrist Talisman and Dr. Raman. The assault resulted in bruising and swelling on Smith’s face and body. After exhausting administrative remedies, Smith filed a pro se suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983 on October 2nd, 2008.

The case was settled February 16, 2010 with payment to Smith in the amount of $500. See: Smith v. California Department of Correction, U.S.D.C., Eastern District of California, Case No:1:08-CV-01486-RC

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Smith v. California Department of Correction