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Michigan Prisoner Receives $4,000 for Injuries Sustained After Staff Ignore Bottom Bunk Directive

by Lonnie Burton

On August 18, 2015, the state of Michigan agreed to pay a prisoner $4,000 to settle a lawsuit in which prison staff deliberately ignored a medically-issued "bottom bunk detail" and the prisoner later fell from the top bunk injuring his shoulder.

Timothy Murphy had been incarcerated ...


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