Monday, October 24, 2005

Another Frivolous Ridiculous Lawsuit

On October 10, 2003 Scott Bolton and another inmate (Selenski) attempted to escape from Luzerne Prison in Luzerne County, PA. During the escape Selenski pushed Bolton through a window (they were escaped with sheets tied together) to speed him up. Bolton fell and suffered serious spinal injuries that required several months of hospitalization and confined him to a wheelchair.

Scott Bolton has FILED A LAWSUIT against the prison and many of the corrections officers that blames them for his injuries. He claims that if security would have been tighter "it would have foiled his breakout". I swear.

"Bolton’s suit alleges the guards were negligent for failing to detect the cell window had been pried apart, and for failing to make their rounds on the cell block. It seeks damages from commissioners, prison board members and prison officials for failing to ensure the prison was run properly."

“You’ve got to be kidding me,” Warden Gene Fischi said when told of the suit by a reporter Wednesday. “I guess it’s like the old saying. If someone robs your house and slips on a roller skate going out, they’re going to sue you.” (source)

Sad thing is, in this day and age...he'll probably win.

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