Hyginen-prisoner personal.

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Waring v. Meachum, 175 F.Supp.2d 230 (D.Conn. 2001). Inmates brought several class actions against prison administrators and correctional officers alleging constitutional violations during a lockdown. The actions were consolidated and the district court granted summary judgment in favor of the defendants. The court held that where a genuine emergency exists, officials may be more restrictive than they otherwise may be, and certain services may be suspended temporarily without violating the Eighth Amendment. The lockdown was precipitated by...

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