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Civil Rights – Prison Inmate – Excessive Force – Restraints (access required)

A Virginia prison inmate may sue for a violation of his civil rights based on two prison officials' alleged placement of him in five-point restraints for 48 hours without charging him with a disciplinary infraction or affording him a hearing. Plaintiff maintains that, although he was released for one 15-20 minute period and his restraints were ...

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