by Matt Clarke
On June 22, 2017, a federal jury awarded $10,000 to a prisoner against six Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) guards for beating him and issuing false disciplinary reports in retaliation for grievances and previous successful litigation.
Daniel Ostrander, a Texas state prisoner, was held in ...
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