Article Title:Owen likely to seek compensation for attack
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or Credit:GayNZ.com News Staff
Published on:17th June 2003 - 12:00 pm
Published by:GayNZ.com
Story ID:1897
Text:Jailed dog owner Thomas Owen is likely to seek compensation for the Saturday morning attack on him in prison which saw him hospitalised, says his lawyer. Peter Boylan, who feels Owen should have been identified as at-risk and sent to a safer area, has said his client could have been killed if his attacker had worn boots and not sneakers. But prison chiefs last night insisted there was no indication Owen was at risk when he arrived at the jail, and Owen himself had turned down an offer of voluntary segregation when he arrived. Owen is currently in Mt Eden's medical wing recovering from his injuries, after which he will be placed in a special wing with other "at-risk" prisoners, including sex offenders and paedophiles.    
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