Inmate Versus Inmate Attacks in Georgia


“[P]rison officials have a duty . . . to protect prisoners from violence at the hands of other prisoners.”  Cortes-Quinones v. Jimenez-Nettleship, 842F.2d 556, 558.  With overcrowding and prison budget constraints, inmate on inmate injury claims are on the rise.  These claims are generally based on the Eighth Amendment, which forbids cruel and unusual punishment…

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