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Merryfield v. Jordan, No. 09-3002

In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action concerning the conditions of plaintiff's involuntary confinement at a state hospital, dismissal of the complaint is affirmed where individuals who are civilly committed are not "prisoners" within the meaning of the Prisoner Litigation Reform Act.

Read Merryfield v. Jordan, No. 09-3002

Appellate Information

Filed October 19, 2009


Opinion by Judge Baldock


For Appellant:

Dustin J. Merryfield, pro se

For Appellees:

Danny J. Baumgartner, Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, Topeka, KS