Loaded on Aug. 15, 2008 by David Reutter published in Prison Legal News August, 2008, page 25
The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a judgment against the warden of Arkansas’ Cummins Unit, finding he did not have sufficient knowledge that the guards under his supervision were inflicting cruel and unusual punishment on prisoners.
The appeal, by Warden M.D. Reed, was ...
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