146 judgments found.

Ramos v. Lamm

Country: United States
Year: 1980
Court: 10th Circuit Court of Appeal
Citation: 639 F.2d 559 (1980)
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Mental health, Prisons, Violence, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of association, Freedom of expression, Right of access to information, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to food, Right to health, Right to privacy
Facts:

This case was an appeal by the State of Colorado (“Colorado”) and Colorado prison officials, challenging an order from the Colorado Federal District Court directing the State of Colorado to close the maximum security unit of the Colorado State Penitentiary at Canon City (“Old Max”). Inmate Fidel Ramos filed a complaint alleging that the conditions …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Assault, Budget, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Emergency care, Food, Food safety, Garbage, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health spending, Imprisonment, Inappropriate treatment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Misdiagnosis, Prison conditions, Psychiatry, Psychology, Sewage, Trash, Waste, Waste management
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Estelle v. Gamble

Country: United States
Year: 1976
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 429 U.S. 97 (1976)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Medicines, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

The Respondent, Gamble, an inmate in a state correctional facility, brought suit challenging the actions of the appellants, medical personnel at the facility, claiming they had subjected him to cruel and unusual punishment for inadequate treatment of a back injury suffered while he was undertaking prison work. After sustaining the injury, Gamble was seen by …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Cruel and unusual punishment, Detention, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Jail, Secondary care, Torture
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Furman v. Georgia

Country: United States
Year: 1972
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 408 U.S. 238
Health Topics: Prisons, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to life
Facts:

The Court considered three cases together that involved individuals sentenced to death. One case involved a black man who was convicted of murdering a homeowner during an attempted burglary. He was committed to a psychiatric hospital after arrest and diagnosed as suffering from mild to moderate mental impairments with psychotic episodes, but was later found …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Execution, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Rape, Sexual violence, Torture
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X. v. Ireland

Country: Ireland
Year: 1970
Court: European Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 3717/68
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to privacy
Facts:

Applicant, a stateless person with a Swedish alien’s passport, was arrested in Scotland on suspicion of committing murder in Ireland. Applicant was taken to Ireland, convicted of murder, and sentenced to penal servitude for life. Applicant claimed that his trial was “rigged and fixed” as a result of a conspiracy between the judge, his own …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to treatment, Custody, Diet, Food, Hunger strike, Imprisonment, Inadequate treatment, Incarceration, Inmate, Jail, Migrants, Prison conditions, Skin disease
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Francisco C. De La Rama v. The People’s Court

Country: Philippines
Year: 1946
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: G.R. No. L-982
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Poverty, Prisons
Human Rights: Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The Petitioner was an accused seeking bail on the grounds of ill health. In the meantime, he had filed a motion asking for permission to be confined and treated in a hospital while the bail petition was being considered. The People’s Court ordered that the Petitioner be temporarily confined and treated in the Quezon Institute, …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Custody, Detainee, Detention, Diagnostics, Examination, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Indigent, Inmate, Low income, Lung disease, Poor, TB, Testing, Tuberculosis
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Skinner v. Oklahoma

Country: United States
Year: 1942
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 316 U.S. 535 (1942)
Health Topics: Informed consent, Prisons, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

Petitioner brought a constitutional challenge to provisions of Oklahoma’s Habitual Criminal Sterilization Act of 1935 (the Act), which permitted sentences of compulsory sterilization for “habitual offenders” in crimes involving “moral turpitude.”  Pursuant to section 195 of the Act, the same sentence did not extend to white-collar crimes, defined as those “offenses arising out of the …Read more

Tags: Compulsory treatment, Detention, Forced treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Involuntary treatment, Jail, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Sterilization
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