December 2, 2004
Supermax hit again
In a remarkable decision in Federal District Court, Judge Barbara Crabb presiding, a jury awarded a Supermax inmate $50,000 in compensatory damages because the prison denied him food for 15 days as punishment. Inmates were required to stand at attention in the middle of their cell at meal time and food was withheld if they did not.
In addition, the jury awarded $1.2 million in punitive damages to the plaintiff. That ought to send a strong message to the state.
Madison attorneys Sarah Walkenhorst and David Harth go right into the Hall of Fame for this victory. A key witness was FightingBob.com favorite Dr. Linda Farley.
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