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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Ind. Courts - More on: "Inmates' access to law files at issue"

Updating yesterday's ILB post quoting a long Feb. 14th story by Rebecca S. Green of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, here is a second, earlier (Feb. 2) story by reporter Green, that begins:

A potential class-action lawsuit was filed against Allen County Sheriff David Gladieux in federal court, accusing the jail of failing to provide access to legal research material.

Filed late Friday by Patrick Hodgin, an inmate awaiting sentencing on a charge related to the dumping of methamphetamine waste, the lawsuit accuses the sheriff of violating both the U.S. and Indiana constitutions.

Through his attorney David Frank, Hodgin is seeking class-action status.

The ILB has obtained a copy of the 10-page complaint, Hodgin v. Gladieux, filed Jan. 29, 2016 in ND Ind., Fort Wayne Division.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on February 23, 2016 09:57 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts