Mr. Matthews, a 32-year-old Hawaii prisoner sustained scratches on his arm when a guard pushed him while restraining him for disciplinary reasons.
Matthews sued in state court, alleging that he was subjected to excessive force. In June, 1996, a jury agreed, but awarded him only $1. See: Matthews v. Hawaii, Hawaii Circuit Court, Case No. 94565(1996 WL 504320).
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Matthews v. Hawaii
|Cite||Hawaii Circuit Court, Case No. 94565|
|Level||State Trial Court|