Lawsuit Over Suicide of Oregon Prisoner Settles for $100,000
by Mark Wilson
The mother of an autistic Oregon prisoner who committed suicide shortly before his scheduled release accepted $100,000 to settle her suit against state prison officials.
As previously reported in Prison Legal News, Richard Gifford, 22, suffered ...
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