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Shifflett v. Korszniak

Allegation: Pennsylvania inmate gets jumped by other inmates who break his jaw. What follows is a year of medical misadventure. Were prison officials deliberately indifferent to his suffering? District Court: Doesn’t matter because he didn’t exhaust his administrative remedies. Third Circuit: Yes, he did; prison officials just didn’t respond to him. The case can go forward.


Tags: 2019, Deliberate Indifference, Eighth Amendment, Third Circuit

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