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Case Name: WASHINGTON v. HARPER

Date, Location, Cite: 1990 WA
110 S.Ct... 1028
US SUPREME COURT

Court said state can treat a Mentally Ill Inmate against his/her will, but state must first establish that
  1. prisoner is dangerous to himself or others, or
  2. seriously disruptive to environment AND TREATMENT is in his "medical interest."
Also did not require hearing, relied on Dr's. judgement.