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Lisle v. Welborn

Allegation: Inmate in Chester, Ill. penitentiary attempts suicide three times in solitary. A nurse mocks him for failing and urges him to try again. Cruel and unusual punishment by the nurse? District court: No. Seventh Circuit: That claim should have gone to trial. And it could be that he gets a new trial (on separate claims that were allowed to proceed to trial) if the gov’t didn’t have a good enough reason to strike three of the four potential black jurors.


Tags: 2019, Cruel and Unusual Punishment, Due Process, Seventh Circuit

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