Colorado agrees to pay inmate $500,000 for alleged prison beating

Posted at 10:15 AM, Jan 06, 2020

DENVER — Colorado has agreed to pay $500,000 to a convicted murderer serving a life sentence who allegedly suffered a prison beating at the hands of a guard, an incident a federal jury initially awarded him a record $6 million over. The award was rescinded in a second trial.

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The state in December also agreed to pay for a neurologist and other medical consultants to evaluate why Jayson Oslund still can’t walk by himself some seven years after the incident at Sterling Correctional Facility, according to his attorney, Zachary Warren.

Additionally, Oslund, 38, would be transferred to a prison that’s closer to his Pueblo family so they can visit more frequently, according to a copy of the settlement provided to The Denver Post.

“Considering the wild turns in this case, we are very happy to get such a terrific result, and to get some things that we can only achieve through settlement — things that money just can’t buy,” Warren said in an email to The Post.

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