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Articles by James Quigley

Qualified Immunity in Failure to Protect Claim

By James Quigley

The court of appeals for the fourth circuit, sitting en banc, held that there is no constitutional violation when unarmed prison guards fail to immediately intervene to protect a prisoner from assault by an armed prisoner; that the failure of prison officials to immediately confiscate the alcoholic ...

Prisoner Has Right to Hunger Strike

A Florida appellate court has ruled that a prisoner has a right to refuse forced feeding or medical treatment based on an interpretation of the privacy clause of the Florida State constitution.

In late 1994 Michael V. Costello, a Florida state prisoner who was the nominal plaintiff in the state's ...