Jail personnel are an extension of the Sheriff himself and his ability to hire good law enforcement people. What happened in this incident is nothing more than the sheriff's ability to run a good department of which the jail is a part. The greatest compensation that Mr. Ward can seek is for the jail house personnel to be cleared out and a whole new set of personnel to be installed; then get himself a good lawyer and let's see if we are getting the $15,000 or so per month cost that the county lawyer is paid each and every month for his services. It should be an interesting trial. Mr. Ward will more than likely end up with a large amount of compensation.
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