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$180 Award in Prisoner Excessive Keeplock Confinement Suit

Gregory Pratt, a prisoner at the Sing Sing Correctional Facility (SSCF) in
New York, filed a pro se law suit against SSCF, for keeping him on keeplock
confinement for 18 days without a hearing.

On March 11, 2000, Pratt was, issued a Misbehavior report and confined to
the prisons psychiatric ward until March 20, 2000, he was then placed on
keeplock for 18 days, without a disciplinary hearing.

On February 28, 2002, the New York Court of Claims held that prison
regulations provide that disciplinary hearings must be completed within 14
days, and that SSCF, failed to establish that the delay of the hearing was
authorized under the regulation. The court awarded Pratt, $180, at $10, per
day for the excessive confinement and reimbursement of the filing fee. See:
Pratt v. State of New York, Claim No. 102035 (Court of Claims, White Plains).

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Related legal case

Pratt v. State of New York