Beckford filed suit in 1996 claiming that this treatment violated his Eighth amendment right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment. The district court partially denied the defendants' motion to dismiss the case, after which the defendants agreed to settle the case. The defendants denied all wrongdoing and paid Beckford $5,000.00 in exchange for dismissing the suit. Beckford, a successful pro se litigant who has won several other cases, represented himself pro se in this lawsuit. See: Beckford v. Mann , USDC NDNY, Case No. 96-CV-743NAM/RWS.
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