Inmate sues state jail authority, others for injuries

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 17, 2011

CHARLESTON -- A former Southern Regional Jail inmate in suing the state jail authority after he claims he was attacked by other inmates and injured.

Larry Parsons, the executive director of the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Authority; the Southern Regional Jail; and Vicki Greene, administrator of the Southern Regional Jail were also named as defendants in the suit.

On June 6, 2009, Wayne R. Croy was left unsupervised for a prolonged period of time in a recreational area within the jail and was viciously attacked by other inmates, leaving him permanently injured and disabled, according to a complaint filed May 9 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Croy claims the defendants acted negligently in failing to supervise its inmates and failed to provide a safe environment for him.

The defendants caused Croy embarrassment, aggravation, inconvenience and annoyance, according to the suit.

Croy is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. He is being represented by Michael D. Payne.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Paul Zakaib Jr.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 11-C-754

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