California Settles Suit over Damage to Prisoner's Medical Prostheses
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Larry Edwards, a California state prisoner filed a federal civil rights action after a guard at the California State Prison-Solano allegedly damaged his medical brace and glasses and then, along with other guards, threatened him with retaliatory disciplinary action and pulling his "gate pass" should he complain about the damage. When Edwards did complain, he was subjected to the retaliation threatened. The pro se complaint alleged that the July 18, 2006 incident violated his due process and First Amendment rights. On December 2, 2008, Edwards settled the suit for $750. See: Edwards v. Hooks, U.S.D.C.-E.D.Cal., Case No. 2:06-CV-1595.