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BOP Reaches Settlement with Prisoner who Suffered Food Poisoning

The Bureau of Prisons (Bop) agreed to a settlement in a lawsuit brought by a prisoner who suffered food poisoning.

While at USP Marion in Illinois, prisoner Charles B. Anderson was served a hot entrée of chicken on June 2, 1997.  After eating most of it, he noticed feathers in the package it was served in.  About sex hours later, Anderson “became violently sick and suffered violent and painful vomiting” and “diarrhea with blood in it.”

His complaint sought $2,500.  Exact details of the settlement were not available, but documents obtained by PLN reflect that prison officials authorized on July 21, 1999, that the matter be settled for under $500.  See:  Anderson v. United States, USDC, D. Wisconsin, Case No 98-C-0788.

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Anderson v. United States