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Author:  Margaret R.  Moreland, J.D., M.S.L.S..

Source: Volume 09, Number 05, July/August 2008 , pp.75-77(3)

Correctional Health Care Report

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Pretrial Detainees’ Opportunity for Exercise and the Right of Equal Access for Disabled Detainees. Pierce v. County of Orange , 519 F.3d 985 (9 th Cir. 2008), arose out of a class-action suit fi lled by a group of pretrial detainees who were held in the Orange County, Ca., jail facilities. Informed Consent for Medications With Devastating Side Effects When Charles Christman, a classified sexually violent predator, was involuntarily committed to Atascadero State Hospital in California, he was started on a course of treatment with Lupron.The medication is a synthetic gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) used to reduce the amount of testosterone or estrogen in the body.

Keywords: Stewart v. Gates, weights, administrative segregation, Christman v. Alarcon, Bone Density

Affiliations:  1: Pace University.

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