Whitley Vs Albers Case Summary

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1. In this case a major fight broke out in the cafeteria. As officers tried to regain control of the situation, one of the prisoner’s fingers was broken. The prisoner does not have a case against the prison/officer. A broken finger is a minor, non-life threatening injury, and could have occurred while the prisoner resisted the officers. If the prisoner decides to file a petition in court, he could use the Whitley v Albers case as a precedent and the eighth Amendment’s cruel and unusual punishment along with excessive force to argue his case.
2. A prisoner was prescribed medications that made him feel unpleasant, but prison officials forced him to take the medications regardless of his protests. This inmate has a case against prison officials
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