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NY Prisoner’s Sanction for Not Providing Urine Sample for Drug Screening Affirmed

Camilo Infante, a New York state prisoner, failed to provide a urine sample within three hours of a guard’s order to do so for purposes of drug screening. He claimed at his disciplinary hearing that a groin injury and “shy bladder” syndrome (inability to urinate when others are present) prevented his provided a sample on time. He was found guilty and appealed to a state trial court.

On review, the case was transferred to the Supreme Court of New York, Appellate Division, Third Department. The Court recognized a prison doctor’s testimony that the injury and shy bladder wouldn’t have prevented Infante from providing the sample in three hours, and thus dismissed Infante’s petition. See: In the Matter of Infante v. Selsky 21 A.D. 3d 633; 799 N.Y.S. 331 (2005).

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In the Matter of Infantev. Selsky