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Palm Beach County Jury Awards South Bay Prison Inmate $1.2 Million

By on September 24, 2012

Palm Beach County Inmate Burn InjuryA Palm Beach County jury has awarded an inmate at South Bay Correctional Facility $1.2 million to compensate him for catastrophic injuries he sustained after another inmate threw boiling water into his face. The water-throwing incident left the inmate blind in one eye and, according to the victim’s attorney, will also leave him with a legacy of future medical problems.

The prison is run by GEO Group, a Boca Raton-based prison management company under contract with the Florida Department of Management Services. The plaintiff’s attorney claimed that GEO was negligent because it gave prisoners unrestricted access to microwaves in their open cell blocks. He also contended that GEO knew of the risks, but did nothing to stop the practice. Read the rest »

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