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Pro Se Criminal Defendant Not Entitled to Law Library Access Above General Population

The plaintiff represented himself in his criminal trial. He had standby counsel advising him. Now he complains that he was not provided adequate legal resources to prepare his defense. The record shows he had access to legal materials in two of the institutions in which he was detained. He failed to show prejudice. At 905: "We have serious doubts whether a pretrial detainee who exercises his constitutional right to represent himself at trial thereby becomes entitled to legal resources over and above what are provided to the general inmate population." See: United States v. Kind, 194 F.3d 900 (8th Cir. 1999).

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