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BOP Paid $1,000 to Prisoner Who Caught Salmonella from Chow Hall

The federal Bureau of Prisons paid $1,000 to a prisoner who caught salmonella from eating food from the prison kitchen.

Angela Elder, a prisoner at the Federal Prison Camp in Alderson, West Virginia, ate dinner on September 14, 1994, in the Central Dining Room.  A few hours later, she experienced diarrhea and vomiting.  She was dehydrated with a high temperature.

The next day, she went to the prison hospital with the same symptoms and was given Kaopectate, Phenergan, and Tylenol.  On September 18, she was transported to an outside hospital.

There, she was diagnosed with acute gastroenteritis, probably salmonellosis, and hypokalemia.  Three other prisoners received the same diagnosis.

Elder filed an action in federal court that was settled on April 1, 1997, for $1,000.  See:  Elder v. United States, USDC, S.D. West Virginia, Case No 1:95-0446.

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Elder v. United States