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Civil Rights – Prison Conditions – Portsmouth Jail (access required)

Where plaintiff complains that his six-month tenure at the Portsmouth City Jail violated his constitutional rights because of overcrowding, excessive temperatures, lack of fresh air and opportunities for exercise, the court concludes that plaintiff's conditions of confinement did not violate his Eighth Amendment right to be free of cruel and unusual punishment. In his efforts to ...