Work- prisoner.

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U.S. Appeals Court


Flint ex rel. Flinty. KY Dept. of Corrections 270 F.3d 340 (6th Cir. 2001). The estate of a prisoner who had been murdered in prison filed a ?? 1983 action against state corrections officials. The district court denied the defendants' motion for summary judgment on the basis of qualified immunity and the appeals court affirmed. The appeals court held that the murder of the prisoner was "sufficiently serious" to constitute a violation of the Eighth Amendment, that officials were deliberately indifferent to threats to the prisoner, and that officials acted unreasonably in taking no action to protect the prisoner. The prisoner worked in the prison print shop, which was managed by a former prisoner who had what was...

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