Female prisoners.

17. Female Prisoners U.S. Appeals Court Hallett v. Morgan, 296 F.3d 732 (9th Cir. 2002). A class of prisoner's at a women's state prison MEDICAL CARE who brought a [section] 1983 action against prison officials moved to extend jurisdiction over a consent decree for an additional period of time, to have prison officials held in contempt, and to compel discovery. The district court denied the motions and granted the prison officials' motion to terminate the consent decree. The appeals court affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded. The appeals court found that dental care and mental health conditions at the prison did not violate the Eighth Amendment. The appeals court found that officials' substantial compliance with the consent decree judgment was an acceptable defense to the prisoners' motion to hold the officials in civil contempt for past violations of the decree. The court remanded the case for reconsideration of allegations that the officials failed to comply with consent decree requirements regarding medical care. (Washington Corrections Center for Women) U.S. District Court Turner v. Kight, 192 F.Supp.2d 391 (D.Md. 2002). A female detainee who was arrested on an SEARCHES outstanding warrant associated with a civil matter and detained at a jail brought an action MEDICAL CARE against county and state officials. The district court granted summary judgment for the defendants. The court held that arresting and booking officers were deliberately indifferent to the detainee's serious medical needs when they allegedly removed a neck brace and seized medication...

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