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Michigan pays $200,000 to settle lawsuit by ex-prisoner

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DETROIT (AP) -

Just before final arguments, the state of Michigan agreed to pay $200,000 to settle a lawsuit by a double-amputee former prisoner who said her rights were violated when she was forced to crawl from her bed to a toilet while in custody.

A separate confidential settlement was made with doctors involved in Martinique Stoudemire's care. Attorney Patricia Streeter tells The Associated Press that the results give Stoudemire a "clean start."

Stoudemire says she had one shower in two weeks while in segregation for an infection at the women's prison in 2006. The segregation occurred after her third amputation.

The lawsuit went to trial in March and April. The state denied ignoring Stoudemire's needs.

Corrections Department spokesman Chris Gautz declined to comment on why the state settled the case.

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