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Prisoners Win Suit

Greenville, SC: (Mar-08-08) Twenty-five prisoners brought a lawsuit against Greenville County, alleging that they contracted drug-resistant staph at the county jail. The suit claimed that the prison provided substandard medical care and failed to provide basic sanitation during the staph outbreak nearly two years ago. Medical practitioners stated that Staph infections can spread through close skin-to-skin contact and in places with crowded living conditions and poor hygiene.

Sources stated that the two sides had reached a settlement in the case, in which Greenville County has agreed to pay $80,000 to resolve the inmates' allegations. Legal counsel for the plaintiffs said that the terms of the settlement cannot be revealed because the final paperwork had not been completed. [THE STATE: PRISONERS WHO CONTRACTED STAPH SETTLE]

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Published on Mar-10-08


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I was detained on a criminal allegation from November 5 2014 to May 1 2015 that was dismissed by the state and also from May 1 2015 to October 26 2015 on the allegation of a probation violation that was withdrawn due to a lack of probable cause by Judge Stillwell on Oct 26 2015. I encountered MRSA while detained where I had to be isolated several times during both date brackets. I was found to have drug resistant staph from my encounter or detention. For the record my presence in GCDC was involuntary and or without any culpability or evidence that I should have been incarcerated based on the commitment of crime.


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