PositionDewitt v. Wall - Whitmire v. Arizona - Brief Article

49. Visiting U.S. Appeals Court Dewitt v. Wall, 41 Fed.Appx. 481 (1st Cir. 2002). A state prisoner brought a [section] 1983 action FORMER EMPLOYEES against prison officials, challenging a prison policy that prohibits former correctional employees from visiting prisoners. The district court granted summary judgment to the defendants and the appeals court affirmed. The appeals court held that the policy was rationally connected to legitimate concerns about prison security. (Adult Correctional Institution, Rhode Island) U.S. Appeals Court Whitmire v. Arizona, 298 F.3d 1134 (9th Cir. 2002). The homosexual partner of a state prisoner RULES brought an action against a state corrections department, alleging that the department's CONTACT VISITS regulation prohibiting same-sex kissing and hugging among non-family members during...

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