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Eighth Amendment – ‘Rough Ride’ – Excessive Force – Deliberate Indifference (access required)

If, as the plaintiff-prisoner forecasts, prison guards gave him a “rough ride” in a prison van in order to teach him a lesson about filing grievances, then the driver used excessive force and the other guard was deliberately indifferent. The court reverses summary judgment for these two guards. The court affirms summary judgment for the remaining ...