The United States Supreme Court has held that in order for a confinement condition claim to violate the Eighth Amendment, the prisoner must demonstrate that the complained of condition was a violation of the Eighth Amendment and that prison officials were deliberately indifferent to the unnecessary and wanton infliction of such violative conditions.
Wilson v Seiter, US , 111 S Ct 2321 (1991).
Constitutional Law - Cruel and Unusual Punishments under the Eighth Amendment - Prisoner-Driven Confinement Condition Claims,
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