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Feb 23, 2021

NEWS BRIEF — Federal Appeals Court Reinstates Death-Row Exoneree’s Solitary Confinement Lawsuit

NEWS (2/​16/​21) — Pennsylvania: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has rein­stat­ed death-row exoneree Roderick Johnson’s law­suit seek­ing dam­ages for his place­ment in soli­tary con­fine­ment for almost twen­ty years. Johnson was sen­tenced to death in 1998 in Berks County, Pennsylvania. He was not released from soli­tary con­fine­ment on death row even after his con­vic­tion and sen­tence had been vacat­ed, and the gov­ern­ment was con­test­ing his enti­tle­ment to a new tri­al. The appeals court con­clud­ed that the dis­trict court had erred in dis­miss­ing Johnson’s due process claim, reaffirming…