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Unformatted text preview: wrong. o Supreme court promulgated 2 part standard to see if 8 th amendment rights were violated in terms of medical care Prove deliberate indifference, on part of doctors, med staff, guards, etc., to serious medical need or problems • E.g. if a mistakes is made in diagnosis, that doesn’t cut it (medical negligence) • BUT if guards keep medication from you that you need, that works o Inmates not entitled to perfect (or good) medical care o Can only bring lawsuit on 8 th amendment areas o Wilson v. Seiter (1991) o Decided should be applied to all inmates needs (pick up on Wednesday) Hands off doctrine – inmate’s legal problems aren’t courts because the inmates are slaves to the state. Wasn’t till late 60’s when courts said prisoners have rights within the constitution. Took until 1976 for Supreme Court to accept a case by an inmate to change a standard Other eighth amendment issues o Rhodos v. Chapman (1981) o Farmer v. Brennan (1994)...
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- Spring '06
- First Amendment to the United States Constitution