County settles suit with Holding Center inmate
A lawsuit over conditions at the Erie County Holding Center has been settled.
Linda Arthur was awarded $55,000 for her charges of mistreatment during her stay in the lock-up. Arthur was jailed over an unpaid parking ticket. Her suit claims that she was denied prescribed medications and her due process while being held in a crowded cell with limited amenities for 48 hours.
The lawsuit has helped pave the way for state mandated changes at the Holding Center.
The ticket that led to Arthur's troubles has been dismissed.