Inmate Paid For Prison Rape

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Nebraska paid a prisoner more than $267,000 last year after his cellmate raped him and other inmates beat him at the Lincoln Correctional Facility.

The inmate's lawsuit against the state and the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services alleged that prison officials failed to protect him and didn't properly treat him for psychiatric problems that surfaced after the May 2002 assault.

A spokeswoman says the Department of Correctional Services has since taken steps to try to prevent similar situations.

A district court judge in Lincoln rejected allegations that the state failed to meet basic care standards, but ruled it could have done more to prevent the attack.

The inmate has filed a separate federal lawsuit alleging, among other things, that he hasn't received treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder from the attack.

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