Myers v. Milbert.U.S. District Court
Myers v. Milbert, 281 F.Supp.2d 859 (N.D.W.Va. 2003). A state prisoner one in confinement, or under arrest, for a political offense.
See also: State brought a pro se action against corrections officers, alleging that they violated his rights by inappropriately restraining him for 20 hours on a stretcher stretcher /stretch·er/ (strech´er) a contrivance for carrying the sick or wounded.
n. , and feeding him a "nutra-loaf" diet for three days. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of the officers, finding that the prisoner did not suffer from a serious medical condition as a result of being restrained, and that the disciplinary nutra-loaf diet did not violate the prisoner's Eighth Amendment rights. The court noted that the inmate had assaulted a corrections officer and kicked a door. After being placed on the restraint stretcher, called a "stokes basket A Stokes basket, also called a Stokes stretcher or Stokes litter, is a metal wire or plastic basket, shaped to accommodate an adult in a supine position and used in search and rescue operations. ," the inmate's handcuffs hand·cuff
A restraining device consisting of a pair of strong, connected hoops that can be tightened and locked about the wrists and used on one or both arms of a prisoner in custody; a manacle. Often used in the plural.
tr.v. were loosened and he was given numerous bathroom breaks, medications, and food and liquids. Although the prisoner alleged adverse effects from eating the nutra-loaf--vomiting, frequent bowel movements and burning in the chest and throat--the officers were not advised by medical personnel to cease serving the prisoner the disciplinary diet. (Northern Regional Jail and Correctional Facility, West Virginia West Virginia, E central state of the United States. It is bordered by Pennsylvania and Maryland (N), Virginia (E and S), and Kentucky and, across the Ohio R., Ohio (W). Facts and Figures
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