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CARROLL v. DETELLA, 00-1281

A prison's mere failure to provide a maximally safe environment completely free from pollution or safety hazards is not cruel and unusual punishment under the Eighth Amendment and fact that the prison gave bottled water to its own staff does not show an awareness of a substantial hazard.

Appellate Information

  • Submitted 05/03/2001
  • Decided 07/06/2001
  • Published 07/06/2001

Judges

  • POSNER, Circuit Judge., Before FAIRCHILD, BAUER, and POSNER, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Ronnie W. Carroll (Submitted), Tamms, IL, pro se.

  • For Appellees:
  • Deborah L. Ahlstrand, Office of the Attorney General, Civil Appeals Division, Chicago, IL, for Defendants-Appellees.
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