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Old 2009-09-28, 02:08 PM   #1
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OTTAWA — An appeal court has confirmed that Canadian taxpayers must pay $6,000 for the “pain and suffering” endured by U.S. multiple murderer Gregory McMaster who injured his knee after prison officials deliberately failed to promptly replace his worn-out running shoes.
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Old 2009-09-28, 02:37 PM   #2
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As sensational a headline this is, I don't have a problem with the judgement.

I agree that murderers should be in prison and I agree that some rights, such as the ability to vote should be taken from criminals, however, I don't think they should be treated like animals or abused by the prison staff.

Jailers must be held accountable for abuse of prisoners.
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Old 2009-09-28, 02:50 PM   #3
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^^^ It is a bit sensational as a headline. I just can't understand why the guy wasn't given a new pair of shoes considering iIf the settlement was $6000 the total cost i.e. lawyers, court costs etc. must have been much more.
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