Confinement under conditions shocking to the conscience of reasonably civilized people-The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has held that habeas corpus is available to seek relief from a confinement under conditions which amount to cruel and unusual punishment, even though the detention itself is legal.
Commonwealth ex rel. Bryant v. Hendrick, 444 Pa. 83, 280 A.2d 110 (1971).
William C. Woodward Jr.,
Constitutional Law - Cruel and Unusual Punishment,
Duq. L. Rev.
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