Former gang member sues Ontario for $10 million over jailhouse beating

To answer a simple question from his lawyer about whom he relies on for much of his daily routine, Jason Walters used his left hand to slowly form three letters on a piece of paper.

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Walters, 32, suffers from aphasia, a brain condition that leaves him often unable to articulate or understand words. He developed it after being beaten unconscious by a group of fellow inmates in the Toronto (Don) Jail in November 2008 — an attack allegedly led by the notorious leader of a rival gang.

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