AELE LAW LIBRARY OF CASE SUMMARIES:
Corrections Law for Jails, Prisons and Detention Facilities
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Conditions in maximum
security prison since "lockdown" began did not constitute cruel
and unusual punishment. Bruscino v. Carlson, 854 F.2d 162 (7th Cir. 1988).
U.S. Supreme Court rules using lethal force in good faith to quell a prison disturbance does not violate constitutional rights. Whitley v. Albers, No. 84-1077; 475 U.S. 312 (1986).
Case to continue over challenge of lockdown conditions. Caldwell v. Miller, 790 F.2d 589 (7th Cir. 1986).
Prisoners claim emergency response team unnecessarily beat them following riot. Allman v. Coughlin, 577 F.Supp. 1440 (S.D. N.Y. 1984).
Court upholds temporary lockdown of inmates while guards attended funeral. Anderson v. Coughlin, 700 F.2d 37 (2nd Cir. 1983).
Guards, their union, and prison administrators could be liable for lockdown conditions and a riot which resulted from illegal labor action. In Re Jackson Lockdown/MCO Cases, 568 F.Supp. 869 (E.D. Mich. 1983).
Inmates confined in "lockdowns" may be restrained with chains when they are escorted to other parts of prison. Fulford v. King, 692 F.2d 11 (5th Cir. 1982).
Ninth Circuit holds that 48-hour general lockdown did not violate prisoner's constitutional rights; finds prohibitions on inmate's receiving sexually explicit material and nude photographs unjustified. Pepperling v. Christ, 678 F.2d 787 (9th Cir. 1982).
Ninth Circuit rules that five-month lockdown at California prison was not unconstitutional. Hayward v. Procunier, 629 F.2d 599 (9th Cir. 1981).
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