Magluta v. Samples.
U.S. Appeals Court
Magluta v. Samples, 375 F.3d 1269 (11th Cir. 2004). A former pretrial pre·tri·al
A proceeding held before an official trial, especially to clarify points of law and facts.
1. Of or relating to a pretrial.
2. detainee de·tain·ee
A person held in custody or confinement: a political detainee.
Noun 1. detainee - some held in custody
political detainee brought an action against federal officials asserting constitutional claims relating to the conditions of his confinement. The district court dismissed several defendants for lack of jurisdiction and dismissed the case against the remaining defendants for failure to state a claim Within a judicial forum, the failure to present sufficient facts which, if taken as true, would indicate that any violation of law occurred or that the claimant is entitled to a legal remedy.
Failure to state a claim is frequently raised as a defense in civil litigation. . The detainee appealed. The appeals court vacated and remanded. On remand, the district court dismissed the detainee's first amended complaint amended complaint n. what results when the party suing (plaintiff or petitioner) changes the complaint he/she has filed. It must be in writing, and can be done before the complaint is served on any defendant, by agreement between the parties (usually their lawyers), and the detainee appealed. The appeals court affirmed in part, vacated in part, and remanded. The appeals court held that the detainee stated a claim that he suffered unconstitutional conditions of confinement and that the defendants were not entitled to qualified immunity. The detainee alleged that he was confined under extremely harsh conditions, that he was placed in solitary confinement solitary confinement n. the placement of a prisoner in a Federal or state prison in a cell away from other prisoners, usually as a form of internal penal discipline, but occasionally to protect the convict from other prisoners or to prevent the prisoner from causing and locked in an extremely small closet-sized space, with minimal contact with other human beings for a prolonged time that exceeded 500 days. The detainee alleged that the harsh conditions were imposed solely for the sake of punishment. The court noted that ample federal caselaw existed at the time of the challenged conduct to give fair warning to officials that it was unconstitutional to hold a detainee in solitary confinement 500 days, for punishment, with virtually no procedural protection in the form of periodic reviews. (United States Penitentiary, Atlanta Atlanta Federal Penitentiary, is a high-security prison for men in Atlanta, Georgia. For many years it has been a notorious part of the U.S. federal prison system. It also has a detention center for pre-trial and holdover inmates and a camp for minimum security male inmates. , Georgia)