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Taylor v. Watkins, 10-2353

By FindLaw Staff on October 14, 2010 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Denial of Inmate's Motion to Proceed In Forma Pauperis

Taylor v. Watkins, 10-2353, involved a prisoner's 42 U.S.C. section 1983 suit against several officers and employees of the Illinois Department of Corrections, claiming that defendants violated his civil rights by contaminating his food, tampering with his mail, depriving him of his sleep, and assaulting him.  The court affirmed the district court's denial of plaintiff's motion to proceed in forma pauperis (IFP) on the ground that he has previously incurred three "strikes" in dismissing the case,  and denied plaintiff's request to proceed IFP on appeal as plaintiff has not shown that he was in imminent danger.

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