Originally Posted by Cave Johnson
It's outlandish because of the outrageous nature of Castro's crimes. A life has to be worth something (in the eyes of a jury) in order to find significant damages.
Did Jeffrey Dahmer's parents sue when he was shanked in prison?
The idea that his family could get some money from the prison for this isn't outlandish. They may not be motivated to do anything, but if they feel like it they could drum up some sob story about how he told them he intended to find a purpose in prison or some nonsense.