17. Female prisoners.

U.S. Appeals Court


Pool v. Sebastian County, Ark., 418 F.3d 934 (8th Cir. 2005). A county inmate sued jail officials under [section] 1983 alleging that her miscarriage resulted from the officials' deliberate indifference to her serious medical needs, in violation of the Eighth Amendment. The district court denied summary judgment for the defendants and they appealed. The appeals court affirmed in part and dismissed in part. The court found that the facts alleged by the inmate, if proven, indicated that she had a need for medical attention that would have been obvious to...

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