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Palakovic v. Wetzel, 16-2726

In a civil rights action brought by the parents of a mentally ill young man who was imprisoned at the State Correctional Institution at Cresson, Pennsylvania and committed suicide after after repeatedly being placed in solitary confinement, the district court's dismissal the family's Eighth Amendment claims against prison officials and medical personnel for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted is vacated where plaintiffs properly pleaded claims under the Eighth Amendment in both their original and amended complaints.

Appellate Information

  • Argued
  • Submitted
  • Decided
  • Published 2017/04/14




  • United States Third Circuit


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