Unformatted text preview: th amendment o Could have major implications for future prison o Justice Callow; Court noted that double selling in Ohio was not all that harmful, admits he is only in cell 16 hours a day, get a lot of out of cell time; Said looking at time out of cell, record of violence in the cell, constitution does not mandate comfortable prisons Ruling: double celling does not always violate the 8 th amendment (cruel and unusual punishment clause); however, double celling does violate the 8 th amendment when it 1. inflicts severe harm on inmates OR 2. if it exists along with a lot of other bad conditions (its another thing double celled in a prison with rats, bad food, human waste, etc. Only justice to dissent was Thurgood Marshall, points out that the size of windows in Supreme Court building are bigger than there cells o Farmer v. Brennan (1994) o Deek Farmer was transsexual, o Ingraham v. Wright (1977)...
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- Spring '06
- Supreme Court of the United States, Ohio, United States Supreme Court cases, prison population boom, inflicts severe harm