Parolee suing private Montana prison over brain injury
Sep. 13, 2018
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A former Montana prison inmate has filed a lawsuit after a beating he suffered while in custody resulted in a brain injury.
The Billings Gazette reports Ray Carpenter, who is on parole after serving time at Crossroads Correctional Center near Shelby, is suing the private prison owned by CoreCivic, its contract medical providers and the inmate who is charged with attacking him. He seeks an unspecified amount in damages.
A spokesman for CoreCivic declined to comment.
Carpenter says he was attacked by a fellow prisoner in 2016 for five minutes with no intervention from prison guards.
His head wound was cleaned and stitched up after the attack but he wasn't taken to a clinic until days later.
The lawsuit states that Carpenter now has post-concussive epilepsy, a speech delay, dizziness and headaches.
Information from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com