Monday, April 16, 2012

Transport Company Facing Wrongful Death Suit

Transcor, a private, for-profit prisoner transport company, may have to pay punitive damages to the family of a prisoner who died of heat stroke while being transported.  On a 95 degree day, Joseph Curtis was being driven in the back of a van with a broken air conditioner.  He passed out in the van and was ignored by the guards driving the vehicle, even after other prisoners told them he was in distress - he died a short while later.

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