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Adams v. Ferguson

Allegation: Court orders disturbed arrestee (who stole $5 worth of snacks) sent to mental hospital. Instead, he remains at Hampton Roads, Va. prison where guards beat him, turn off the water to his cell, which becomes covered in feces, urine. He dies of severe malnutrition. Fourth Circuit: His estate cannot sue the (former) head of the state’s mental hospitals. (The suit is proceeding below against other parties.)


Tags: 2018, Deliberate Indifference, Fourth Circuit, Negligence, Qualified Immunity, Sovereign Immunity

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