Teenager's Family Files Claim Over Stabbing by Paroled Inmate

The family of a teenage girl who was stabbed by a prison parolee is filing a claim against the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

The claim, filed in San Francisco, says employees at San Quentin State Prison bungled the release of Scott Thomas last May.

Thomas was supposed to be sent to Los Angeles under a parole officer's watch. Instead, he was dropped off unsupervised at a bus
station in San Rafael, north of San Francisco.

He took a bus to the city and made his way to a bakery, where police say he stabbed the 15-year-old girl and a 60-year-old man who tried to help her.

The claim says the girl has suffered permanent nerve damage in
her right arm.

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