20 Years in Solitary

The 10th Circuit affirmed summary judgment of qualified immunity for Kansas prison officials who kept Richard Grissom in solitary confinement for nearly 20 years, “because at the time of Grissom’s confinement there was no clearly established law that would have alerted them that his asserted constitutional rights were being violated.”

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Journalists Ask Panel to Revive Claims Over Prison Riot

Several members of the news media, including a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter, argued before the Sixth Circuit on Thursday in hopes of reviving their constitutional claims against the Ohio Department of Correction, which blocked interviews with inmates involved in the 1993 Lucasville prison riot for over 20 years.

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