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Mammana v. Federal Bureau of Prisons

Allegation: Tired of hearing a prisoner complain about illness, prison physician assistant falsely claims prisoner harassed/stalked her, leading to prisoner’s confinement in “The Yellow Room”—a cold room, kept constantly lit, with no bedding or toilet paper, in which prisoners are given only thin “paper like” garments to wear. Cruel and unusual punishment? Third Circuit:  Sounds like it; warmth and sleep are among “the minimal civilized measure of life’s necessities.”


Tags: 2019, Cruel and Unusual Punishment, Harassment, Third Circuit

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