Former inmate sues Cocke County over jail conditions, says he was left for 12 hours after being beaten

After years of concerns centered on the conditions in the Cocke County Jail, the county and several officials are facing a lawsuit from a former inmate. The suit, filed on behalf of Steven J. Laws, alleges that Laws, who was jailed in March of 2022 on misdemeanor drug charges, was beaten by fellow inmates on

Ex-inmate files $1.5M suit against Cocke County

A lawsuit was filed Tuesday in U.S. District court in Greeneville by a former inmate at Cocke County Jail, alleging he suffered serious injuries as a result of being beaten by other inmates at the jail in March 2022. The suit is seeking at least $500,000 in compensatory damages and at least $1 million in

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