Prisoner’s in forma pauperis claim against prison official for deliberate indifference to serious medical needs was legally frivolous

January 24, 2011

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170A Federal Civil ProcedurePrisoner’s in forma pauperis claim against prison official for deliberate indifference to serious medical needs, based on alleged confiscation of his spare glass eye, was legally frivolous, in that he did not allege any facts indicating that prison officials had reason to know that spare glass eye was medically necessary, and he admitted that confiscated eye was “extra.”
Brewster v. Dretke, 587 F.3d 764 (5th Cir. 2009)

Suggested by Marie Erickson; Law Library of Louisiana; New Orleans, LA