Ohio awards $7,500 to inmate bitten by dog in prison program

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The state of Ohio is again paying damages to an inmate who was bitten by a dog enrolled in a prison adopt-a-dog program.

The state is paying $7,500 to settle the lawsuit filed by Archie Wilder, a 41-year-old Mansfield Correctional Institution inmate who is serving a sentence for murder.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that Wilder filed lawsuit after he was bitten in November 2014 while taking part in Tender Loving Dog Care, a program in which inmates care for dogs that then are put up for adoption.

Last March, the state also paid $7,500 to 42-year-old Vincent Doan, who lost part of his nose when bitten by a dog in 2013 at the Correctional Reception Center in Pickaway County.

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