Hudson vs. McMillian In a Louisiana prison, a prisoner named Hudson, testified that minor bruises, facial swelling, loosened teeth, and a cracked dental plate he had gotten from being beaten by prison guards McMillian and Woods, even though Hudson was handcuffed and shackled. The lower court judge found that the officers used force when they had no reason or need to do so, and ruled that respondents had violated his Eighth Amendment’s right on cruel and unusual punishments, and Hudson was compensated Hudson for the damages. But the Supreme Court reversed the ruling that the inmates charge of violation of the Eighth Amendment, but to do this there must be proof of “significant injury,” and due to the types of injuries that Hudson endured were considered “minor” because no medical attention was needed. I my opinion I don’t agree with the Supreme Courts ruling because even though the injuries were “minor” the prison was shackled and didn’t pose any immediate threat to anyone. In my opinion, the guard was infringing on his Eight
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This note was uploaded on 12/24/2011 for the course ECON 1011 taught by Professor Bob during the Spring '11 term at Bob Jones University.