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$194.50 Awarded To Prisoner in Loss of Property Suit

Stephen Grant, a prisoner at the Gowanda Correctional Facility (GCF), filed
a pro se law suit against GCF, for depriving him of certain privileges and
for the loss of his personal property.

In September 1996, Grant, was placed in the Special Housing Unit (SHU), and
was released 6 days later. Grant argued that while in the SHU, he was
deprived of privileges. Grant also complained that when he was released
from the SHU some of his personal property was missing.

On March 11, 2002, the New York Court of Claims held that Grant's
allegation of deprivation of privileges was groundless, but accepted his
claim on the loss of his personal property and awarded him $194.50 in
damages for the lost property. See: Grant v. State of New York, Claim No.
98119 (Court of Claims, Rochester).

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Related legal case

Grant v. State of New York