No. 83-1197.

727 F.2d 774 (1984)

Ronald Lee PARTON, Appellee, v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, and William French Smith, Attorney General of the United States, Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.

Decided February 17, 1984.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

J. Paul McGrath, Asst. Atty. Gen., Robert G. Ulrich, U.S. Atty., Leonard Schaitman, Alfred R. Mollin, Attys. Appellate Staff, Civil Div., Dept. of Justice, Washington, D.C., for appellants.

John W. Inglish, James W. Riner, Jefferson City, Mo., for appellee.

Before ROSS and ARNOLD, Circuit Judges, and MURPHY, District Judge.

ROSS, Circuit Judge.

In August 1980, appellee Parton was incarcerated at the Missouri State Prison. Parton alleges he was beaten and abused by the warden and other prison officials for his participation in a hunger strike. Shortly thereafter, Parton's father made a complaint to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), insisting his son had been harmed and would be harmed again, possibly even killed, by prison officials. In response to this complaint, the FBI conducted...

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