“If even a portion of these claims are true, this is a case worth investigating.”
That was the message from an Oregon appellate commissioner upon reviewing a 100-page complaint—originally written out by hand—from an inmate at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary. The inmate, convicted of aggravated murder in Oregon and sentenced to life, had been transferred to Oklahoma under an Interstate Corrections Compact. His lawsuit described a litany of mistreatment at the hands of prison officials, and at the hands of fellow inmates enabled by those officials.
George Wukoson, an associate in DWT’s New York office, was honored by The Legal Aid Society as one of the recipients of the Society’s 2013 Pro Bono Publico Awards, which recognize outstanding service to the Society and its clients.
The Honorable Jonathan Lippman, Chief Judge of the State of New York, presided over the awards ceremony, held in October.
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