A Michigan federal jury found a guard at the Gus Harrison Correctional Facility (GHCF) had assaulted a prisoner and tried to cover it up, and awarded $16,500 in damages.
Ali Muthana was being served a meal in his confinement cell at GHCF, which houses mentally ill prisoners, on March ...
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- $550,000 Settlement for Detainee Rendered Quadriplegic by Guard’s Excessive Force, Jan. 8, 2019. Skeletal Injury, Excessive Force, Guard Brutality/Beatings, Restraints.
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- Dismissal of Pro Se Prisoner’s Sexual Assault, Excessive Force Case Reversed, Dec. 5, 2018. Staff-Prisoner Assault, Guard Brutality/Beatings.