In a move the inmate’s lawyer described as extremely rare, the Department of Justice filed a brief in support of the inmate, Robert Furgess, who sued the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections in January 2017 under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
An out-of-court settlement for an undisclosed sum has been reached in a federal civil rights lawsuit brought against Crawford County and two county jail corrections officers for the alleged beating of an inmate by guards.
DA has asked PA State Police to investigate the July 8 incident at the Crawford County correctional facility.
Lawsuit claims April Corritore’s death could have been prevented with proper medical care at the Erie County Prison.
Family claims corrections officers repeatedly refused to call 9-1-1 after Felix Manus suffered severe asthma attack.
The 49-year-old inmate claims the prison discriminated against him because he has a disability.