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D.C. Inmate Who Says Shower Burned His Genitals Wants $1 Million

As if being imprisoned wasn't bad enough, a new lawsuit from a former Washington inmate alleges there's another threat lurking in Washington's correctional facilities: the showers.

Robert Morris was imprisoned at the Correctional Treatment Facility, a building  located next to the D.C. Jail that's run by the private Corrections Corporation of America, on Sept. 20, 2012. When he got in the shower, he alleged got a surprise: According to his lawsuit, the temperature spiked.

"There was a sudden, very rapid, and quite extreme temperature change and it burned him in the genital area," says Geoffrey D. Allen, Morris's attorney. The lawsuit alleges that Corrections Corporation of America employees already knew about the showers' tendency to shoot out scalding water, which Allen likens to the changes in temperature when multiple showers in one house are turned on, but much worse.

In a lawsuit filed in Superior Court in January, Morris sued the Corrections Corporation of America for $1 million for the injuries he suffered in the shower. The company declined to comment on the case, saying in a statement that inmate safety at the CTF is a top priority.

Allen, who wasn't sure what his client was imprisoned for, says Morris didn't suffer permanent damage from the shower's alleged burst on his most sensitive areas. "It was certainly uncomfortable, as you can imagine," Allen says.

Shower photo by Shutterstock.

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  • Typical DC BS

    Yawn. And now we care about bogus inmate lawsuits because? Maybe for the entertainment value, but these losers certainly aren't known for being truthful or sympathetic in ANY WAY.

  • IAmNotALiberalDemocrat

    After reading this article, I fainted at my computer. LOL

  • Ward-8

    As usual The Ambulance chaser Lawyer and criminal team up to stickup the District without a gun. The Ambulance chaser know the District treat these as nuisance suits and in the majority of the cases settle the suit out of court,the ambulance chasers knows this, He/She gets his cut on a BS Suit and the criminal again gets something for nothing. Only in DC ,In the surronding jursdictions and in other States,the Court and Judges dismiss these BS suit outright.

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  • Typical DC BS

    @Ward-8: Like that term "..stickup the District without a gun". I have to use that going forward!

  • Sancho

    Where his nuts broiled or steamed?