Case Study "As Bad as It Gets"

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Case Study “As Bad As It Can Get” 4 June 2012 CJA/453 What, if any, inmate rights are involved in this case? Early on in our country’s history inmates were considered too be “slaves of the state”. The case of Ruffin v. Commonwealth (1871) stated as much. However, as our country grew older the Supreme Court stepped in to change all that. Even though prisoners are still stripped of many rights, federal and state laws put protections into place for inmates. This case study brings to light two right afford by law, the right to not be attacked by guards and the right to medical treatment. Which, if any, of the inmate’s rights were violated? According to "The Rights of Individuals in Prison" (2012), “The right to not endure physical attacks from guards, unless the guard is acting in good faith to control or otherwise regulate a precarious situation”. Due to the correctional officers not being properly trained on how to breach a prisoner’s cell and properly extract the unruly inmate may be considered a violation of the inmate’s rights. Had the correctional officers been trained properly when it came to subduing the inmate he may have not received the injuries that caused him to be put into a comatose state. With any local, state and federal agency liability is the utmost of importance due to the impact that it has on the agency. When referring to the correctional facility in this scenario the supervisor usually knows who has experience and who does not out of his staff. The supervisor did not plan or intend for the inmate to be knocked out and to later end up in a coma, because he was more or less genuinely interested in the inmates safety at the time he was beating himself up in his cell. Even with well trained correctional officer or any law enforcement officer there can always be a chance that something may happen unexpectedly. I think that with this
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