Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Supreme Court issues decision on Eighth Amendment Cruel and Unusual Punishment

In Brown v. Plata, on May 23, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a strong opinion about prison overcrowding and inadequate medical care and the Eighth Amendment cruel and unusual punishment clause, which will impact both prisons and future civil rights cases based on these provisions. The opinion can be found here.


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