Byline: Derek Hawkins
7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Case Name: Dylan Sinn v. Bruce Lemmon, Commissioner, et al.
Case No.: 18-1724
Officials: FLAUM, ROVNER, and SCUDDER, Circuit Judges.
Focus: 8th Amendment Violation
Plaintiff-appellant Dylan Sinn was incarcerated within the Indiana Department of Corrections ("IDOC") from June 2011 to February 2015. In 2014, while an inmate at Putnamville Correctional Facility ("Putnamville"), he suffered injuries from two separate assaults by other inmates. Sinn filed this lawsuit pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 1983 against defendants-appellees, various prison officials, alleging deliberate indifference in violation of the Eighth Amendment. Sinn appeals the district court's decision to grant judgment on the pleadings as to Putnamville Sergeant ScottRodgers and Putnamville Correctional Officer Paul Hoskins, as well as the district court's decision to grant summary judgment as to John Brush, former Putnamville Unit Manager, Stanley...