Calhoun v. Hargrove.U.S. Appeals Court
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Calhoun v. Hargrove, 312 F.3d 730 (5th Cir. 2002). A state prisoner one in confinement, or under arrest, for a political offense.
See also: State field a pro se civil rights action seeking compensatory and punitive damages Monetary compensation awarded to an injured party that goes beyond that which is necessary to compensate the individual for losses and that is intended to punish the wrongdoer. and injunctive relief injunctive relief n. a court-ordered act or prohibition against an act or condition which has been requested, and sometimes granted, in a petition to the court for an injunction. . The district court dismissed the action. The appeals court reversed in part and remanded. The appeals court held that the prisoner's claims of verbal harassment were not actionable until [section] 1983, nor were his claims that he was once forced to get on his knees and beg for his lunch. The court concluded that such verbal abuse verbal abuse Psychology A form of emotional abuse consisting of the use of abusive and demeaning language with a spouse, child, or elder, often by a caregiver or other person in a position of power. See Child abuse, Emotional abuse, Spousal abuse. or humiliation qualified as "physical injury" as required to support a claim. The appeals court found that allegations that a prison official, knowing of a maximum 4-hour limitation established by a physician, forced the prisoner to work long hours far in excess of his medically-ordered maximum, were sufficient to state claim and to recover for physical injury. The prisoner alleged that his prolonged work hours resulted in elevated blood pressure levels that were dangerously high. The prisoner was assigned to the prison's administration building as a support services support services Psychology Non-health care-related ancillary services–eg, transportation, financial aid, support groups, homemaker services, respite services, and other services inmate porter. His duties included mopping, sweeping and waxing floors, emptying trash, cleaning windows, dusting offices, cleaning restrooms, moving furniture and other janitorial duties. The prisoner claimed that a prison Captain called him names such as "crack smoker," "thief," and "whore," and made him work 10, 12 and even 14-hour days. (Texas)