Loaded on March 15, 2013 by Matthew Clarke published in Prison Legal News March, 2013, page 30
On June 13, 2012, a federal jury awarded over $2.6 million to a man who was brutally assaulted by another prisoner while being held in a detoxification cell in a West Hollywood, California jail.
Jonathon Michael Castro was arrested late one evening for public drunkenness by ...
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