JTVCC Inmate sues DOC over allege “torture” after uprising

A little over a year after that fatal uprising at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center, an inmate is now filing a lawsuit against the state. 

Inmate Donald Parkell says he was living in Building C. The same building were Lieutenant Floyd was murdered.

According to court documents, Parkell says after the riot, they were beaten and tortured. 

In addition the lawsuit claims inmates were denied mental health services, dental health services and even faced destruction of personal property. 

Parkell is seeking monetary damages among other things. 

Along with the department of corrections, Parkell is suing former Governor Jack Markell, DOC Commissioner Perry Phelps and Warden David Pierce.   

47 ABC will continue with this story as it continues to unfold. 

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