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February 20, 2020

2/10/2020 1:47:00 PM
Inmate claims near-accident during transport resulted in disfigurement
Josie Robbins
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Josie Robbins

Josie Robbins has filed a civil suit against the county seeking a judgment for personal injury.

Robbins pled guilty to possession of meth in two different cases in May 2019. She was sentenced to two years on each case to be served consecutively.

As she was being transported to Rockville correctional Facility on June 3, she alleges a Jen­nings County Sheriff transport officer "failed to apply the safety belt" upon leaving the county and also after a stop to drop an inmate off in Johnson County.

The plaintiff goes on to recount that "at one point the officer came to near accident and locked the brakes, which resulted in me landing on my right side of my face and shoulder" and incurring "a head injury."

Robbins said she was in pain and the officer said they were 20 minutes away from Rockville, and could be attended to there.

Since the near accident, Robbins says she has been under a doctor's care; has "pain every morning" that is "terribly excruciating"' and that her "face is no longer the same" as before when she looked "like a normal, pretty lady."

She is seeking a judgment, citing ongoing pain, medical expenses, suffering and damages for her eye and face which she says "is permanently damaged."

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