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Wallace v. Baldwin

Allegation: Illinois inmate serving life sentence is confined alone 23 to 24 hours a day in dark, noisy, insect-infested cell that is cold in winter and hot in summer—for 11 years. Inmate: I’m suicidal. This is unconstitutional. District court: You’ve already filed three frivolous suits. We’ll not appoint you a lawyer for this one. Seventh Circuit: Get him a lawyer anyway (though in point of fact he only has two strikes).


Tags: 2018, Deliberate Indifference, Eighth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Seventh Circuit

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