Prison Nurses Win $1M In Civil Rights Action

Law360, New York (January 31, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A group of prison nurses, who sued the state of Florida claiming they were subject to obscene behavior from troubled inmates, has been awarded nearly $1 million by a jury.

The 12 nurses, who worked in the Washington Correctional Institution in Chipley, Florida won $990,000 in the verdict handed down Friday, more than six years after repeated complaints to the Department of Corrections fell on deaf ears.

The female nurses, who claimed they were daily exposed to sexually inappropriate behavior from close-management inmates as they made...
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