by Jeremy Pinson
Following a trial in April 2017 in a Los Angeles, California federal courtroom, a jury awarded $675,000 to prisoner James M. Jerra in a case that included excessive force and retaliation Bivens claims.
Jerra, who was housed at the Federal Correctional Complex in Lompoc, alleged that ...
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