Brooks v. Florida
389 U.S. 413 (1967)

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Brooks v. Florida, 389 U.S. 413 (1967)

Brooks v. Florida

No. 14, Misc.

Decided December 18, 1967

389 U.S. 413

Syllabus

Confession given to investigating officer by petitioner, a prisoner, after petitioner was held two weeks under barbaric conditions in "sweatbox" punishment cell held involuntary and its use to convict him of prison rioting unconstitutional.

Certiorari granted; reversed.

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