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Tort/Negligence – Negligent Supervision – Public Employees – Gross Negligence Standard – Prisons & Jails – Sexual Assault by Guard (access required)

Hamilton v. Charleston County Sheriff’s Department Plaintiff’s criminologist testified that defendant was grossly negligent because it had grossly violated nationally accepted standards by failing to (1) minimize contact between male officers and female inmates, (2) monitor the officers’ whereabouts, and (3) implement adequate supervision mechanisms such as cameras and locked doors.

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