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Appeals court lets suit against Ulster County Jail proceed

Nov 26, 2016 4:19 pm
Ariél Zangla reports in The Daily Freeman that a state appellate court ruled Nov. 23 that a jury will decide whether employees at the Ulster County Jail should have reasonably foreseen that an inmate with a prior history of violence while incarcerated might attack another inmate. Patrick J. Wassman Jr. was beaten during his stay at the Ulster County Jail on a misdemeanor charge from a violation of an order of protection by an inmate with a history of violence in jail. The State Supreme Court had previously dismissed the complaint. Read the full story in The Daily Freeman.