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CASE ENTRY

United States v. Barnes

Two Muskogee County, Okla. jail officials are convicted for holding “meet and greets,” where they beat up new inmates. District court: Such displays “of strength and control may have served a purpose in the control of disorderly inmates and the overall safety of the jail staff.” The officers get below-guidelines sentences of one and two years. Tenth Circuit (over a dissent): Which isn’t unreasonable.


Tags: 2018, Civil Rights, Sentencing, Tenth Circuit

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