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No Civil Remedy for Injured Inmate

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | 472 | 0 | 25 min read

A California appellate court ruled that an inmate injured while participating in a prison-sponsored work program could not pursue a civil suit against the correctional officers and construction workers allegedly responsible for his fall into a trench. Case: Boone v. Salcedo, No. F078463, 08/12/2019, unpublished. Facts: James Boone was an inmate at Corcoran State Prison. In 2015, he participated in work program and injured his knee when he fell into a trench at a construction site. State Compensation Insurance Fund accepted liability, indicating that he would be ...

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