prisoner of state

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A state prisoner brought a civil rights action against prison officials, alleging his exposure to excessive heat violated his Eighth Amendment rights.
Between 2001 and 2004, 12,129 state prisoner deaths were reported to the Deaths in Custody Reporting Program (DCRP).
A state prisoner brought a civil rights action under [section] 1983 alleging that prison officials violated his Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment rights by failing to place his name on a liver transplant list and provide other care for his life-threatening liver condition.
A state prisoner who had been indicted for aggravated sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child, but had been convicted of only misdemeanor assault, challenged the revocation of his parole for his failure to enroll or participate in therapy.
A state prisoner brought an action against a state corrections director alleging violations of the Fifth Amendment Takings Clause, the Equal Protection Clause, and due process.
For example, among inmates who had reported symptoms of a mental disorder, 54% of jail inmates and 43% of state prisoners reported symptoms of mania.
Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced that about 18 percent of state prisoners and 15 percent of federal prisoners reported in 1997 that they were armed when they committed the offense for which they were imprisoned.
In recent years, both Congress and the Supreme Court have severely limited the discretion of federal courts to grant relief to state prisoners.
Sixty-three percent of state prisoners who had a mental health problem used drugs in the month before their arrest, compared to 49 percent of state prisoners without mental health problems.
A second agreement allows the state Department of Corrections to send 1,400 state prisoners to Pitchess.
He cited provisions that restricted access by Death Row inmates and other state prisoners to federal court review of their convictions and sentences through habeas corpus petitions.
Ruling unanimously and with unusual speed, the Supreme Court upheld on Friday a new law's strict limits on federal court appeals by state prisoners, on the understanding that the Supreme Court itself retains jurisdiction to hear these cases.

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