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Case Number: 2:22-cv-00523
Judge: Elizabeth W. Hanes
Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (Norfolk County)
Defendant's Attorney: Jeff Wayne Rosen
Description: Norfolk, Virginia personal injury lawyer represented the Plaintiff who sued the Defendant on a prisoner civil rights violation theory un 42 U.S.C. 1983.
"Prisoner civil rights law is a complex area of law that governs the rights of incarcerated individuals. Prisoners retain many of the same constitutional rights as non-incarcerated individuals, but those rights may be restricted to some extent in order to maintain order and security in prisons.
The Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits cruel and unusual punishment. This means that prisoners cannot be subjected to physical or psychological abuse, or to conditions that are so harsh that they violate human decency.
Prisoners also have the right to due process of law. This means that they cannot be deprived of their life, liberty, or property without a fair hearing. Prisoners also have the right to access to the courts, and they may file lawsuits to challenge prison conditions or practices.
Other civil rights that prisoners may have include the right to:
Freedom of speech
Freedom of religion
Freedom of association
Equal protection of the laws
The specific rights that prisoners retain and the restrictions that may be placed on those rights vary from state to state. Prisoners should consult with an attorney to learn more about their specific rights.
If you believe that your prisoner civil rights have been violated, you should contact an attorney to discuss your legal options."
Outcome: 11/03/2023 88 AGREED ORDER OF DISMISSAL: It is ORDERED, ADJUDGED, and DECREED that the above styled action is DISMISSED, with prejudice, each party to bear its own attorneys' fees and costs. Signed by District Judge Elizabeth W. Hanes on 11/3/23. (mrees) (Entered: 11/03/2023)