Federal Judge: Public Can’t See Prison Settlement

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – A federal judge has refused to unseal a settlement agreement between an Idaho inmate and a private prison company involving allegations of rampant violence at a lockup near Boise known as “Gladiator School.”

However, U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge said Wednesday the interests of Riggs and the company in keeping the settlement confidential outweighed the interest the public has in learning its terms.

The AP contended the lawsuit raised profound and far-reaching issues of public interest.



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