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Texas spent $1.1 million fighting a lawsuit from prisoners who asked for soap, hand sanitizer, and social-distancing measures, documents say

24 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Texas spent $1.1 million fighting a lawsuit in which elderly prisoners asked for access to hand sanitizer, soap, and social-distancing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, official documents show.
Last March, Laddy Curtis Valentine, 69, and Richard Elvin King, 73, inmates at the Pack Unit geriatric prison in Grimes County, sued the Texas Department of Criminal Justice , arguing that it was failing to "prevent transmission of COVID-19 to some of its most vulnerable inmates."
The complaint alleged, for example, that the Pack Unit was denying inmates access to...
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