deliberate indifference in corrections

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  • Lawsuit Alleges Officers Left Suicidal Inmate Unsupervised ; Mary Martin Is Asking for $1 Million in Damages in the Death of Her Son, Who Hanged Himself in 2002.

    A lawsuit filed in federal court alleges that Somerset County Jail officers left a suicidal inmate unsupervised, even lowering the shade on a window to his cell. Joseph Hayes, 20, hanged himself on July 27, 2002, less than a week after returning from a mental health facility where he had been sent following a suicide attempt. His mother's lawsuit alleges that corrections officers acted with "...

  • Dormant Data: Why and How to Make Good Use of Deaths in Custody Reporting

    [...]governments are obliged to meet the needs of individuals they place behind bars, and preventable deaths represent a categorical failure to meet that obligation. [...]I provide a few illustrations using currently existing DIC data in Part V. II.

  • Minneci v. Pollard, 565 U.S. (2012)

    ... facilityoperated by a private company, the Wackenhut Corrections Corporation. In 2002 he filed a pro se complaint infederal court ...' "deliberat[e] indifferen[ce]"to his medical needs-indifference that violated theEighth Amendment. Id., at 16, n. 1, 17 (citing ... that a defendant acted, not just negligently, but with"deliberate indifference." Farmer v. Brennan, 511 U. S.825, 834 (1994). And a ...

  • Blueford v. Arkansas, 566 U.S. (2012)

    ... The court told the jury to continue to deliberate. Thejury did so but still could not reach a verdict, and the ... typographical or other formal errors, in orderthat corrections may be made before the preliminary print goes to press. 1 . ...'s death "[u]nder circumstancesmanifesting extreme indifference to the value of humanlife." Ark. Code Ann. §5-10-101(a)(9)(A) ...

  • Holder v. Martinez Gutierrez, 566 U.S. (2012)

    ... The court told the jury to continue to deliberate. Thejury did so but still could not reach a verdict, and the ... typographical or other formal errors, in orderthat corrections may be made before the preliminary print goes to press. 1 . ...'s death "[u]nder circumstancesmanifesting extreme indifference to the value of humanlife." Ark. Code Ann. §5-10-101(a)(9)(A) ...

  • Smith v. Wade, 461 U.S. 30 (1983)

    ... shown to be "a reckless or callous disregard of, or indifference to, the rights or safety of others." The District Court entered ... Algoa Reformatory, a unit of the Missouri Division of Corrections for youthful first offenders. The respondent, Daniel R. Wade, was ... intent - "that form of malice . . . where, without `deliberate mind' or `formed design,' the offender has been so grossly and ...

  • What Sheriffs Need to Know to Protect Against Inadequate Training Litigation

    To decrease Sheriffs' and jail officials' vulnerability to deliberate indifference claims, the minimal training requirements for each post or category of posts should be identified and implemented by developing a written plan or strategy for training jail officers. [...] long as that training provides instruction in those areas that the officials know to a moral certainly will be needed by...

  • Overton v. Bazzetta, 539 U.S. 126 (2003)

    ...Syllabus. OVERTON, DIRECTOR, MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, ET AL. v. BAZZETTA ET AL. CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES ... safety, or involve the infliction of pain or injury or deliberate indifference to their risk. Pp. 136-137. 286 F. 3d 311, reversed. ...

  • Birthing Barbarism: The Unconstitutionality of Shackling Pregnant Prisoners

    Nelson v. Correctional Medical Services More recent is the notable anti-shackling case of Nelson v. Correctional Medical Services, where the court strengthened constitutional protections against shackling methods.36 The pregnant prisoner in Nelson entered the Arkansas prison system on June 3, 2003, for credit fraud.37 On September 20, 2003, she started experiencing labor pains; upon arrival at...

  • Castle Rock v. Gonzales, 545 U.S. ___ (2005)

    ...See, e.g., Kentucky Dept. of Corrections v. Thompson, , 462-463. It is inappropriate here to defer to ... gross negligence as to indicate wanton disregard and deliberate indifference to" respondent's civil rights. Ibid. . . Before ...

  • 12 Arthur Taylor, Jr. v. Dave Dormire, (8th Cir. 2012)

    ...According to Department of Corrections Policy, if a prisoner becomes concerned about potential violence ... district court also erred when it did not provide a deliberate indifference instruction, affecting Taylor's substantial rights ...

  • Fourteenth Amendment. Section 1: Privileges and immunities of citizenchip, due process and equal protection

    .... to . . . [a] due process philosophy that has been deliberately discarded. . . . The due process clause," it maintained, does not ... officer causing death through deliberate or reckless indifference to life would not violate the Fourteenth Amendment's guarantee of ... . Kentucky Dep't of Corrections v. Thompson, 490 U.S. 454 , 459 -63 (1989) (prison regulations ...

  • Teresa Booher v. Chris Montavon, (6th Cir. 2014)

    ..., the complaint alleged: (1) that Juvenile Corrections Officer Donard Bowling used excessive force by violently twisting ... Lawson and Unit Manager Chris Montavon acted with deliberate indifference in failing to protect Webster from Bowling's use of ...

  • Ophelia De'Lonta v. Gene Johnson, (4th Cir. 2013)

    ... has been in the custody of the Virginia Department of Corrections ("VDOC") since 1983, serving a 73-year sentence for bank robbery. ... and that De'lonta had sufficiently alleged VDOC's deliberate indifference to that need. De'lonta v. Angelone ("De'lonta I"), ...

  • Courts Address Inmate Worker Safety and Injuries

    According to medical records, the inmate was given extensive medical treatment for the injury throughout his imprisonment term, and the court held that, at most, there might have been negligence in the one-week lapse in antibiotic treatment. According to the court, the Eighth Amendment forbids knowingly compelling an inmate to perform labor that is beyond an inmate's strength, dangerous to his...

  • Guzman, Ruben v. Sheahan, Michael, (7th Cir. 2007)

    ... also alleged that the Illinois Department of Corrections had a policy and procedure for the classification of inmates that ... alleged that Officer White had been consciously and deliberately indifferent to his safety and welfare. The district court noted ...Guzman is afforded protection against deliberate indifference to his safety. In her defense, Officer White submitted that she ...

  • Ring v. Arizona, 536 U.S. 584 (2002)

    ... of the robbery to the local news, and again included deliberate inaccuracies. Tr. 5 (Nov. 19, 1996). Ferguson told Ring that he ... or unauthorized release from the state department of corrections, a law enforcement agency or a county or city jail. [Page 593] . ... to the killing and exhibited a reckless disregard or indifference for human life." App. to Pet. for Cert. 46a-47a; see Enmund v. ...

  • Jeannie Parsons v. Hope Heebsh, (6th Cir. 2012)

    ... a number of days and that this failure amounted to deliberate indifference to Parsons's medical needs in violation of the ... Caruso was the Director of the Michigan Department of Corrections in 2004 when Parsons was transferred to Standish. Parsons's ...

  • Jeannie Parsons v. MDOC, (6th Cir. 2012)

    ... a number of days and that this failure amounted to deliberate indifference to Parsons's medical needs in violation of the ... Caruso was the Director of the Michigan Department of Corrections in 2004 when Parsons was transferred to Standish. Parsons's ...

  • Douglas Weigher v. Prison Health Services, (3rd Cir. 2010)

    ...PRISON HEALTH SERVICES; DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS; DR. SYMONS;. AARON THOMPSON. ...Symons and PA Thomas were deliberately indifferent to his back problems. The Eighth Amendment‟s ...1987). . To establish deliberate indifference, a prisoner must show that the prison employee knew of and ...

  • Michael Williams v. G. Branker, (4th Cir. 2012)

    ... North Carolina Department of Corrections ("DOC"). Throughout his ... of this knowledge, [appellees] have acted with deliberate indifference to his right to be free from unnecessary ...

  • Michael Williams v. G. Branker, (4th Cir. 2012)

    ... North Carolina Department of Corrections ("DOC"). Throughout his ... of this knowledge, [appellees] have acted with deliberate indifference to his right to be free from unnecessary ...

  • Michael Williams v. G. Branker, (4th Cir. 2012)

    ... North Carolina Department of Corrections ("DOC"). Throughout his ... of this knowledge, [appellees] have acted with deliberate indifference to his right to be free from unnecessary ...

  • Michael Williams v. G. Branker, (4th Cir. 2012)

    ... North Carolina Department of Corrections ("DOC"). Throughout his ... of this knowledge, [appellees] have acted with deliberate indifference to his right to be free from unnecessary ...

  • Michael Williams v. G. Branker, (4th Cir. 2012)

    ... North Carolina Department of Corrections ("DOC"). Throughout his ... of this knowledge, [appellees] have acted with deliberate indifference to his right to be free from unnecessary ...