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Leiser v. Kloth, 17-3378

Reversed. Defendant prison guards were entitled to qualified immunity in a case claiming cruel and unusual punishment where a PTSD-suffering prisoner asked guards not to stand behind him but they continued to do so. It did not violate clearly established constitutional law for non-medical staff to refuse to provide what amounts to medical accommodation that hadn't been ordered by the medical staff.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2019/08/01


  • Hamilton


  • United States Seventh Circuit


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