County reaches settlement in lawsuit
PRINCETON — Bureau County has settled a lawsuit filed against it last year by a former inmate of the Bureau County Jail.
Arick Buckles of Chicago filed the lawsuit in June 2012 claiming he was denied his needed and prescribed HIV medication when he was an inmate in the Bureau County Jail from Sept. 29-Oct. 6 in 2010.
As reported earlier in the Bureau County Republican, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), on behalf of Buckles, had contacted the Illinois Department of Corrections in 2011 to file a complaint against Bureau County Sheriff John Thompson and Bureau County. At that time, ACLU attorney John Knight said he was not ruling out a lawsuit.
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