Brown v. Plata

Following is the case brief for Brown v. Plata, 563 U.S. 493 (2011) Case Summary of Brown v. Plata: California’s prison population was almost at double its capacity. Because of the overcrowding, a three-judge panel (resulting from two class action suits) determined that the lack of medical and mental health care resulted in an Eighth Amendment violation. Under the Prison […]

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