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Palmer v. Marion County.

U.S. Appeals Court

PRISONER ON PRISONER ASSAULT

Palmer v. Marion County, 327 F.3d 588 (7th Cir. 2003). A pretrial detainee who was severely beaten by other inmates at a county jail, brought a [section] 1983 claim alleging deliberate indifference to his safety and failure to properly train and supervise jail officials. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of the defendants and the appeals court affirmed. The appeals court held that the detainee's affidavit that stated he personally observed the county jail's practices of segregating inmates by race, placing gang members with non-gang members, not segregating inmates who feel threatened, and not intervening to stop inmate-on-inmate violence in cell blocks occupied predominantly by non-white inmates, was insufficient to show that the county had either a widespread practice of allowing jail inmates to fight or segregating them by race. (Marion County Jail, Indiana)
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Title Annotation:FAILURE TO PROTECT; deliberate indifference to safety
Publication:Corrections Caselaw Quarterly
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1U3IN
Date:Nov 1, 2003
Words:145
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