Monday, April 14, 2008

Cleaning up

Help! I've fallen and I can't get up.

Okay, my bad for saying that but really.

Talk about Chutzpah!

Inmate paralyzed in escape attempt sues

SCRANTON — An inmate paralyzed in a daring prison escape is suing the warden and other county officials over his post-accident care.

Scott Bolton, 44, was paralyzed from the waist down in October 2003 when he fell about 50 feet from a seventh- floor window.

Bolton, a suspected thief of all-terrain vehicles, and murder suspect Hugo Selenski were trying to escape from the Luzerne County Correctional Facility using a rope made of bed sheets. Bolton was quickly captured after his fall to a lower roof, while Selenski fled but surrendered after a three-day manhunt.

Bolton, now serving an 81/ 2-to 171/ 2-year state sentence, claims in the federal
suit filed Wednesday that county prison employees mistreated him afterward.

Acting as his own attorney in filing the suit, he cites two instances in which he says he was injured while staff tried to help him shower.