PositionCox v. Malone - Donaldson v. Purkett - Meloy v. Bachmeier - Case for prisoner abuse

13. Ex-Offenders U.S. District Court Cox v. Malone, 199 F.Supp.2d 135 (S.D.N.Y. 2002). A state prisoner filed a [section] 1983 action PLRA-Prison against prison officials, alleging excessive use Litigation of force during a pat down frisk search, and due Reform Act process violations in connection with a disciplinary hearing. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of the officials, finding that the physical injury requirement of the Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA) applied after the prisoner was paroled, and that the scratch on the prisoner's hand allegedly resulting from a pat frisk was not sufficiently serious to warrant Eighth Amendment protection. (Mid-Orange Correctional Facility, New York) U.S. District Court Donaldson v. Purkett, 204 F.Supp.2d 1199 (E.D.Mo. 2001). A former state prisoner filed a [section] RELEASE 1983 action alleging that seventy days of imprisonment were unlawfully added to his state court sentence. The district court dismissed the complaint, finding that the claim did not involve a violation of a liberty interest protected by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, but rather only involved an interpretation of state law. (Farmington Correctional Center, Missouri) U.S. Appeals Court Meloy v. Bachmeier, 302 F.3d 845 (8th Cir. 2002). A...

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