No. 87-7232.

877 F.2d 94 (1989)

Robert E. ASKINS, Appellant v. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, et al.

United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.

Decided June 9, 1989.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

David Orentlicher, for appellant. Margaret L. Tobey and Kurt Wimmer, Washington, D.C., also entered appearances, for appellant.

Mary L. Wilson, with whom Frederick D. Cooke, Jr., Corp. Counsel, Dist. of Col., and Charles L. Reischel, Deputy Corp. Counsel, Washington, D.C., Dist. of Col., were on the brief, for appellees.

Before ROBINSON, EDWARDS and SENTELLE, Circuit Judges.

Opinion for the Court filed by Circuit Judge EDWARDS.

Dissenting opinion filed by Circuit Judge SENTELLE.

HARRY T. EDWARDS, Circuit Judge:

Appellant Robert E. Askins is an inmate at the Maximum Security Facility of the Lorton Reformatory. He brought this action in District Court, under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 (1982), and the First and Eighth Amendments,1 to enjoin the D.C. Government

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