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Singleton v. Norris.

U.S. Appeals Court

INVOLUNTARY MEDICATION

PSYCHOTROPIC DRUG

Singleton v. Norris, 319 F.3d 1018 (8th Cir. 2003). A death row prisoner who was being forcibly administered psychotropic medication sought an order ordering a halt to the treatment. The state court denied his motions and he petitioned for a writ of habeas corpus seeking a stay of execution of his death sentence. The district court denied the petition and the prisoner appealed. The appeals court affirmed, finding that, on a matter of first impression, a state does not violate the Eighth Amendment or due process by executing an inmate who has regained competency through forced medication that is part of appropriate medical care. (State of Arkansas)
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Title Annotation:MENTAL PROBLEMS (PRISONER)
Publication:Corrections Caselaw Quarterly
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1U7AR
Date:May 1, 2003
Words:116
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