A prisoner who was allegedly tortured and had a disturbing ISIS slogan branded onto his forehead by his radical Islamic cellmate will walk away with $400,000 in compensation.
Michael Sean O’Keefe sued the state after the alleged razorblade torture left him fighting for his life when he was paired with then 18-year-old Bourhan Hraichie at Kempsey Prison in NSW.
He suffered a broken sternum, was put into an induced coma and was left with deep scars following the alleged prison cell torment, the Daily Telegraph reports.
Correctional Services settled the matter outside court and Mr O'Keefe - who was a former Army Reservist -was awarded between $400,000 and $500,000, a criminal lawyer told the publication.
His alleged attacker Hriachie charged with four counts of causing grievous bodily harm with intent to murder and will face court on Monday.
Mr O’Keefe was released from Kempsey Prison after he spent several months behind bars for domestic violence offences.