Family settles with state over inmate’s death

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The state has agreed to settle a wrongful death suit involving a prison inmate who committed suicide after almost three months of solitary confinement. Lawyers for the family of James Quigley say they will announce the settlement on Friday at a Statehouse news conference.

Quigley, an inmate at the Northwest State Corrections Facility in St. Albans, killed himself in October 2003. A report commissioned for Governor Jim Douglas concluded that Quigley’s treatment was probably in retaliation for his complaints about prison conditions.

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