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Johnson v. Phelan
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
69 F.3d 144 (1995)
In a civil-rights action, Albert Johnson (plaintiff), a male prison inmate awaiting trial on criminal charges, alleged that female guards were assigned to monitor male prisoners and could see them naked in the shower or restroom. The district court dismissed the complaint for failure to state a claim. On appeal, Johnson maintained that the prison’s practice violated the Fourth and Eighth Amendments to the United States Constitution.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Easterbrook, J.)
Concurrence/Dissent (Posner, C.J.)
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