Kingsley, Unconditioned: Protecting Pretrial Detainees with an Objective Deliberate Indifference Standard in Section 1983 Conditions-of-Confinement Claims

Abby Dockum

In the late hours of October 2, 2009, Jonathan Castro staggered drunkenly through Los Angeles, speaking unintelligibly and bumping into passersby. Concerned for his safety, police officers arrested Castro on a misdemeanor public drunkenness charge and transported him to the West Hollywood police station. He was placed in a sobering cell, which was furnished with only a toilet and mattress pads to protect detainees from injury.

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