March 7, 2014 -- Professor Sharon Dolovich comments on a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Decision in Case involving prisoner medical care. Her comments appear in a Los Angeles Daily Journal article.
Prison law experts, such as Sharon Dolovich, a professor at UCLA School of Law, said the ruling will relieve pressure on prison officials to provide necessary healthcare.
"The threat of damages liability should be present to motivate constitutional treatment and Peralta, if it stands, will dramatically reduce if not totally eliminate that felt pressure," she said.
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