Whitley v. Albers

LOCATION:Rhode Island District Court

DOCKET NO.: 84-1077
DECIDED BY: Burger Court (1981-1986)
LOWER COURT: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

CITATION: 475 US 312 (1986)
ARGUED: Dec 10, 1985
DECIDED: Mar 04, 1986

Dave Frohnmayer – on behalf of the Petitioners
Gene B. Mechanic – on behalf of the Respondent

Facts of the case

The case started during the rebellion that took place at the Oregon State Penitentiary. It was began because the prisoners decided that the prison guards mistreated them. The jail was destroyed, and two wardens were attacked, and one was captured and retained in the cell on the upper level of the cellblock.