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Duty to Protect Prisoners from Assault

You are viewing an article from the 7th Circuit Through these materials it becomes clear that the one group of individuals that government actors have a duty to protect is prisoners.  This duty arises under circumstances where the prisoner is [...]

Identity Verification

You are viewing an article from the 9th Circuit An issue faced by many jails is the arrestee who is brought into the jail pursuant to a warrant who protests that he is not the person named in the warrant.  [...]

Use of Force in Jails / Detention Centers

You are viewing an article from the 9th Circuit Use of force in jails is an area which is legally complex.  The problem is the result of varying standards which may apply based upon the status of the prisoner. The [...]

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