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Inmate wins $50K verdict against corrections officer (access required)

Accused guard of ignoring pleas for help during attack

A federal jury in Charleston has awarded $50,000 to an inmate at a state prison who sued a guard for leaving his cell door unlocked and ignoring his pleas for help as he was beaten and stabbed by a group of marauding prisoners. Lavadre Butler alleged in a handwritten complaint that corrections officer Larry Durant violated ...

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