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North Carolina: Inmate-Barber’s Tort Claim Related to Assault by Fellow Prisoner Is Barred by Exclusivity

The Court of Appeals of North Carolina recently held that a state prisoner, who worked in the prison barber shop, may not maintain an action under the state’s Tort Claim Act against the Department of Public Safety for negligently failing to restrain a high-security inmate who punched the plaintiff...

Louisiana: Parish Sheriff’s Office May Not Be Sued by Prisoner Injured While on Work Release

A Louisiana parish sheriff’s office that administered a work release program, pursuant to which a prisoner worked for the parish “police jury” as a “hopper” on a garbage truck, was not the prisoner’s employer and did not owe a duty of providing a safe working environment...