State v. John Smith

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. John Smith
Case Date: 
1882
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Assault and Battery

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County:

Division: 
West
Number of Pages: 
0
Notes / Description: 

Smith, superintendent of the county work house, is accused of beating an inmate. He says he was merely disciplining a convict who had violated "good order and discipline and deserved punishment," and that he merely struck him "five licks with a whip."