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Inmate’s Restraints May Be ‘Excessive’ (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court denies summary judgment to defendant male correctional officer who allegedly used excessive force when he handcuffed plaintiff, a female inmate, in a manner that violated Department of Corrections’ rules for restraining a woman of her small stature. Summary judgment is inappropriate because plaintiff presents genuine issues of material fact with respect ...

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