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SACRAMENTO: Fulsom Prison Inmate Charles Anthony Ross Died In Attack According To Coroner

Jun 4, 2019

Charles Ross Sacramento: Fulsom Prison Inmate Charles Anthony Ross Died In Attack According To Sacramento Coroner

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (June 3, 2019) – An inmate at Folsom prison identified as Charles Anthony Ross has tragically died after he was attacked by another inmate. 

Folsom prison staff are saying that Charles Anthony Ross was attacked by two other inmates in the prison’s exercise yard. The victim was stabbed by some type of homemade weapon. 

Staff rushed to the aid of the victim in order to help him. Despite life-saving measures Charles Anthony Ross later died due to his injuries. 

Liability In Inmate Attacks

Jails and prisons have a legal responsibility to make sure that inmates are reasonably safe. This includes taking measures to help prevent inmates from attacking each other. There are a number of measures that can help reduce the likelihood of violence:

  • Security: Prisons should have adequate staff in order to help prevent attacks.
  • Searches: Security officers must make sure that inmates aren’t able to smuggle illegal weapons into the prison.
  • Cameras: Cameras can be useful in helping to ensure that inmates and security officers are adhering to the rules

If jail officials have specific knowledge of particular threats they should address these issues. Failing to secure inmates from particular threats may show deliberate indifference to the inmates safety. This could open up the door to the inmate or their family being able to file a civil claim. 

When an inmate is killed in an attack with other inmates the family of the victim may be able to seek justice through California Code of Civil Procedure 377.60. Damages in a civil claim can help cover funeral expenses, lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your options are. 

Getting Help After A Wrongful Death

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Charles Anthony Ross as they are going through such a difficult time. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to investigators. This is not the first inmate attack at Folsom prison. It is our sincere hope that prison officials will work hard to prevent additional tragedies like this in the future. 

Has someone that you love been injured or killed at a prison? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that our clients get the justice that they deserve. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need a free investigation into your case we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.

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