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EDVA: Solitary confinement was cruel and unusual (access required)

The Eastern District enjoined the Department of Corrections from reverting back to solitary-confinement conditions for Virginia death-row inmates prior to 2015, as such conditions violate the Eighth Amendment. Background Plaintiffs Thomas Porter, Anthony Juniper, and Mark Lawlor have been convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death. They are confined in a single unit, “death row,” at ...