Porter v. Pa. Dep’t of Corr.

In Porter v. Pa. Dep’t of Corr., the 3rd Circuit ruled that its 2017 decision in Williams v. Sec’y Pa. Dep’t of Corr. applied to a plaintiff in a Section 1983 action where that plaintiff’s death sentence had been vacated, but the vacatur order was currently stayed pursuant to local district court rules. The Court also ruled that prison officials potentially violated the plaintiff’s procedural due process rights by keeping him in solitary confinement for more than three decades with no recourse, and that those prison officials were not entitled to qualified immunity on that charge.

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