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4th Cir.: Agency head has qualified, not absolute, immunity (access required)

The former head of a Virginia agency, sued in her personal capacity for failure to manage patient intake at state mental health hospitals, was entitled to qualified immunity because prisons are not per se unable to safely care for mentally ill inmates. Background This case arises from the death of Jamycheal Mitchell. After Mitchell was arrested and ...