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Former Inmate's Wife Gets $2.7M in Settlement Against Va. Detention Center

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WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) - The wife a former inmate has received $2.7 million from the settlement of a lawsuit against the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center in Winchester.

Suzanne Boren's lawsuit sought about $37 million in punitive damages and $3 million in compensatory damages.

U.S. District Judge Michael F. Urbanski reportedly approved the settlement last week.

Boren filed the lawsuit in February 2013 on behalf of her husband, Rockie Harold Watts. The lawsuit alleged that jail staff failed to provide him with adequate and timely medical care for a seizure. As a result, the lawsuit says Watts suffered severe brain damage and now requires 24-hour care.

The lawsuit also named as defendants the Northwestern Regional Jail Authority and eight jail employees.
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