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$100,000 Settlement in Inmate’s Lawsuit

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Corrections Department officials agreed to pay $100,000 as part of a settlement deal in a lawsuit filed by a former inmate whose back was broken in a confrontation with a corrections officer in 2003.

Gerrese Daniels was determined to be faking his injuries by two jail nurses after corrections officer Matthew O’Kon allegedly slammed him into a wall. However, after being transported to the Central Florida Reception center and subsequently airlifted to an Orlando hospital, it was discovered that his 4th and 5th vertebrae had been severed.

Prison Health Services, the company hired to provide medical care to inmates, is still in the lawsuit. The sheriff’s department did not renew the company’s contract last year.

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