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A federal court jury awarded $150,000 to a former Attica inmate who accused two prison guards of violating his constitutional rights by denying him food.

The jury found the conduct of the two guards, Dennis Fleckenstein and Chester Kosmowski, to be “malicious, wanton or oppressive" in a trial before U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroeder.

The verdict stems from a 2006 lawsuit that Isidro Abascal filed against the state. Abascal, who is now out of prison, claimed he was denied access to the prison mess hall on numerous occasions in 2004 and 2005.