William Horton v. Hamilton County

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
William Horton v. Hamilton County
Case Date: 
1891
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Injury

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County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
10
Notes / Description: 

File contains reply brief & argument for plaintiff in error. William Horton was serving time for a crime, and employed by the prison workhouse. In this position he was made to quarry rock for a private company. He sued when injured on the job. The suit then set out to establish the legalities and authority of the workhouse while employing prisoners in the public and private sectors.