Prison activist sues over Oklahoma County jail


Tuesday, January 11th 2005, 2:31 pm
By: News On 6


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A man whose lawsuit more than 30 years ago led to state prisons being placed under federal control is now suing over conditions at the Oklahoma County jail.

The federal lawsuit by Bobby Battle names the Oklahoma County commissioners, the county sheriff, Oklahoma City police and health employees at the jail.

Battle says he's suing because the rights of his daughter, murder suspect Jasmine Battle, are being violated. Bobby Battle says his daughter is being denied use of the jail's law library, was denied sanitary napkins and wasn't allowed to register to vote.

Jasmine Battle is one of three people arrested for murder in the August shooting death of Oklahoma City convenience store clerk Kamal Choudhury.