AELE LAW LIBRARY OF CASE SUMMARIES:
Corrections Law for Jails, Prisons and Detention Facilities
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liable for off-duty deputy's assault. Sullivan v. Quick, 465 So.2d 254
(La. App. 1985).
District court finds genuine issue of material fact as to whether sheriff's role in jailer's alleged sexual battery was simple negligence or reckless failure to correct a situation likely to result in harm. Doe v. Burnell, 537 F.Supp. 186 (S.D. Ohio 1982).
Kansas Appeals Court rules that sheriff must take care of medical needs of indigent prisoners in his custody; county must pay if no other funds are available. Dodge City Medical Center v. Board of Co. Commissioners in Gray Co., 634 P.2d 163 (Kan. App. 1981).
Sheriff is liable for jail operations regardless of his personal knowledge of existing conditions, including mistreatment of inmates. Tatum v. Houser, 642 F.2d 253 (8th Cir. 1981).
Second Circuit rules that Section 1983 excessive force action against New York sheriff is governed by three-year general tort statute of limitations; reverses dismissal by district court. Taylor v. Mayone, 626 F.2d 247 (2nd Cir. 1980).
New York Court rules that triable issues exist in inmate's claims of alleged beatings, inadequate medical attention and conditions of solitary at county jail. Stinson vv. Sheriff's Department of Sullivan City, 499 F.Supp. 259 (S.D. N.Y. 1980).
Jury verdict for Texas sheriff in false imprisonment case reversed; good faith defense not available under Texas law, Fifth Circuit rules. Douthit v. Jones, 619 F.2d 527 (5th cir. 1980).
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