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Two Courts Find State not Liable to Inmate Injured while on Work Release

By Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 | 0

Courts in Louisiana and Nevada ruled last week that the Department of Corrections in each state could not be held liable to inmates who suffered injuries while participating in work release programs. But while the Nevada Supreme Court concluded that the comp carrier for the entity using Jonathan Piper's labor was on the hook for his workes' compensation benefits, Louisiana's 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal didn't say who would be responsible for compensating Paris Madison for his injuries. Louisiana case law has long held that an injured inmate is not an employee of the stat...

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