Articles Tagged with bologna sandwich

For decades people have spread false or half-true stories about lawsuits.  Here is the latest one I heard the other day on a talk radio show:

A prisoner filed a $3M lawsuit alleging that a prison guard forced him to rub his bologna sandwich on his (the prisoner’s) penis and then forced the prisoner to eat it.   This is offered as yet another example of a litigation system run amok.

True?  In part.  Yes, a prisoner has filed a $3M civil rights lawsuit, seeking $1M in compensatory damages and the balance in punitive damages.  It is true that it is alleged that two deputies made a prisoner rub a bologna sandwich against his penis.  

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