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$1000 Paid in WA Loss of Legal Material Case

Prisoner Matthew James Griffin filed a 42 U.S.C §1983 action in the
Eastern Washington federal district court alleging that he was transported
to the intensive management unit of the Walla Walla prison hospital. When
his property was brought to him, missing were attorney/client
correspondence, a rough draft of a §1983 complaint, a partial draft of a
federal habeas petition and two law books. Griffin alleged a policy and
custom of destroying legal documents of prisoners in the hospital, and
said he was forced to sign a receipt stating he had received all his
property or be faced with the option of not receiving the only two
envelopes that remained of his legal documents. On January 13, 1994,
Griffin agreed to dismiss the suit for $1,000. Griffin represented himself
pro se. See: Griffin v. Riveland, USDC ED WA, Case No. CS-91-0441.

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Griffin v. Riveland

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