10 June 2014

Prison Still Hell

In Indiana, a prisoner had 30 days of good time revoked because he followed the directions of prison staff regarding accessing the Internet while acting as a prison librarian.  Had he disobeyed orders, he could also have been disciplined for that.

The 7th Circuit disagreed and was troubled by the stance that the prison took in litigation in the case.  The Court also pointed out the prison's failure to disclose the charges to the prisoner, creating Kafkaesque circumstances for the prisoner as he tried to set forth his claim.

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