Date: May 1st, 2012 6:29 PM
For example, guards at one facility “used pliers to pull out one [detainee]’s pubic hair and forced a line of men to kneel naked on the jail floor and chant, ‘America is No. 1.’” Female detainees in a different prison “complained that they had been issued male underwear on which large question marks had been made in the area of the crotch.” And at yet another facility, a male detainee’s fractured spine and widespread cancer went undiagnosed and untreated for several months, despite his complaints of pain and eventual inability to stand or walk.
This Note explores the causes of this lamentable treatment and argues that these nonfederal facilities should be categorized as government agents for the purposes of liability under the Federal Tort Claims act(FTCA).
Do you agree, con law brothers?