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CASE ENTRY

Ball v. LeBlanc

In response to court order, Angola, La. prison officials install portable ice chests with fans for death row inmates whose medical conditions are exacerbated by the sweltering conditions in the “state-of-the-art” facility. Fifth Circuit: Which is probably reasonable, but the district judge should not have ordered officials to ensure plaintiffs’ quarters do not exceed 88 degrees. Reversed and remanded. (We discussed the Fifth Circuit’s previous decision in the case, which reproved officials for cheating during the court-ordered temperature monitoring period, on the podcast.)


Tags: 2018, Eighth Amendment, Fifth Circuit, PLRA

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