In California’s Monterey County, similar political dynamics found in the statewide debate on prison overcrowding recently played out in miniature.

Northern District of California Judge Jeremy Fogel last week approved a $1.85 million settlement with a former inmate who had been assaulted in the county jail. The plaintiff, Jimmy Haws, was on pretrial detention for armed robbery when his cellmate attacked him and caused severe brain damage. The state dropped all charges against Haws after the incident, said his lawyer, San Francisco solo Michael Moore.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]