The Third Circuit Court of Appeals held that a lower court did not follow controlling Supreme Court precedent when granting summary judgment to prison officials on a mentally ill prisoner’s restraint chair-related claim.
Since childhood, Pennsylvania prisoner Leonard G. Young, Jr. has suffered from severe bipolar and schizoaffective disorders. He ...
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