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Prisons & Jails – Civil Rights – ‘3 Strikes’ Dismissal – Inmate’s Appeal (access required)

Henslee v. Keller In an inmate’s suit alleging prison barbers do not sanitize equipment and put inmates at risk for infection, the district court’s dismissal of the suit cannot act as “strike three” that prevents the inmate from gaining IFP status to appeal the dismissal; the 4th Circuit joins the majority of federal appellate courts to consider the question to hold that a district court dismissal may not act as a third strike under the Prison Litigation Reform Act, 28 U.S.C. § 1915A.

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