Pittsburgh-based Wexford Health Sources, Inc. agreed to pay the settlement to end questions about staffing at the prison. Questions about the number of physician hours Wexford provides at the prison were first raised publicly in a federal lawsuit filed by Erie lawyer John Mizner after an inmate at the prison.
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.
A federal judge on Monday approved the $1.1 million settlement between Erie County and the family of a work-release inmate who died after suffering an asthma attack during a shift in May 2018.
A $1.1 million settlement will end the legal fight between Erie County and the family of a work-release inmate who died in May 2018 after suffering an asthma attack while in the county’s custody.
A settlement has ended a federal civil rights lawsuit over the death of an Erie County work-release inmate who suffered an asthma attack in May 2018.
Shayne Miller will be back next week among the ranks of the Bradford City Police. Speaking on behalf of Miller was his attorney, John Mizner of Erie.
“Shayne Miller is very pleased, but not surprised by the arbitrator’s decision to reinstate him to the City of Bradford police force,” Mizner said. “He very much looks forward to returning to the force next Tuesday and serving the people of Bradford.”
A Crawford County Corrections Officer is facing charges for allegedly striking an inmate and fracturing his face.
The death of Felix Manus prompted Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper to request an audit of the Erie County Prison by the county’s insurance provider.
The vigil for racial and economic justice was held outside the Erie County work-release center.
The inmate, convicted murdered Robert Furgess, claims he went three months without a shower.
Felix Manus died June 11. His family has sued Erie County and two corrections officers.
Felix L. Manus’ family members have seen the newly released surveillance video footage that shows Manus at the Erie County work-release center on May 30. At a news conference on Monday, they shared their views on the footage for the first time.