Budd v. Motley

Federal 7th Circuit Court
Civil Court
Case Number: 
No. 11-3425
Decision Date: 
April 2, 2013
Federal District: 
C.D. Ill.
Affirmed and vacated in part and remanded
Dist. Ct. erred in dismissing for failure to state claim plaintiff-prisoner’s section 1983 action alleging that defendants-prison officials subjected him to unconstitutional conditions of confinement. Plaintiff adequately alleged that defendants did not provide minimal measures of life necessities in that: (1) he was confined with eight inmates into cell designed for three inmates; (2) he was required to sleep on cell floor near broken windows and cracked toilets; and (3) he was confined in cells that had exposed wiring, sinks without running water, toilets covered in mold and spider webs. Ct. further noted that jail cells must meet minimal standards of habitability.