Loaded on March 15, 2012 by Matthew Clarke published in Prison Legal News March, 2012, page 44
In May 2011, Oklahoma County approved a $1 million settlement in a civil rights lawsuit involving a prisoner who was first denied his anti-seizure medication and then fatally beaten by guards after he had a seizure at the Oklahoma County jail. Correctional Health Care Management of Oklahoma ...
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