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Crosby v. Mathews

After the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals held that a prison warden was not entitled to qualified immunity for abuse of an inmate by correctional officers under his supervision, where the warden assigned correctional officers about whose abuse of prisoners he had been warned to areas with direct contact with high-risk inmates; delegated abuse-of-force complaints to his secretary; and discontinued a procedure used by his predecessor to reduce problems during uses of force, the warden petitioned for review in the U.S. Supreme Court. Public Citizen served as co-counsel for the respondent opposing the petition, and the Supreme Court denied review.