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Fourth Circuit Clarifies Rights of Pretrial Detainees; $35,000 Settlement on Remand

by Christopher Zoukis

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals released an important decision concerning the rights of pretrial detainees on November 7, 2016.

The case involved allegations of unconstitutional conduct by authorities at the New Hanover County Detention Facility in North Carolina. The plaintiff, Michael Anthony Dilworth, claimed that he ...


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