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Court Orders New Trial After Inmate Win (access required)

A correctional officer who repeatedly struck a restrained prisoner to punish him for purportedly breaking a sprinkler does not have qualified immunity from suit, but the Roanoke U.S. District Court finds the jury award of $25,000 in compensatory damages for plaintiff prisoner’s bruised rib and headache “shocks the conscience,” and the court grants defendant’s motion ...