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Austin v. Wilkinson (2002)

  • Organization: ACLU National Prison Project
  • Document Type: Case law/admin decisions
  • Date: Monday, March 05, 2012
  • Attachment: PDF

February 25, 2002

USDC for the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division

Class of current and former prisoners at high maximum security prison facility brought ยง 1983 action for injunctive relief against corrections officials, alleging denial of due process in prisoners' placement and retention at facility. The District Court, Gwin, J., held that: (1) inmates had a liberty interest in their conditions of confinement; (2) inmates were entitled to due process protections in decisions to send them to and retain them at facility; (3) inmates were denied due process in decisions to send them to and retain them at facility; and (4) new corrections policies failed to provide adequate due process safeguards.

Topics:
  • Isolated Confinement (Segregation)
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