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$50.00 Awarded in Due Process Violation

On March 31, 1993, two home-made knives were found in the crack of the wall
of Louisiana prisoner Robert Odom's Angola Penitentiary cell. After being
found guilty by a disciplinary board, Odom was placed in punitive lockdown.
Despite being granted a rehearing to cross examine witnesses by the warden,
Odom remained in punitive confinement.

Despite repeated requests for his rehearing, Odom remained in punitive
confinement. Turns out, the paperwork was lost and Odom sued for violation
of his Fourteenth Amendment rights. After a bench trial, Odom was awarded
$50.00. See: Odom v. Whitley, LA. 19th JDC Div 1, Case No 404, 576.

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Odom v. Whitley