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.