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Johnson v. Medford.

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Johnson v. Medford, 208 F.Supp.2d 590 (W.D.N.C. 2002). A state prisoner brought a [section] 1983 action against correctional officials and medical personnel, alleging denial of medical care and denial of opportunities for educational programs. The district court dismissed the case, finding that the prisoner's alleged "flat feet" were not a serious medical condition, as required to establish a deliberate indifference claim. The court held that the alleged denial of the prisoner's request to take a correspondence course for paralegal training did not violate any of the prisoner's constitutional rights. The court noted that an inmate of a state prison does not have a constitutional right to an education. (Marion Correctional Institution, North Carolina)
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Title Annotation:cases of prisoner medical care
Publication:Corrections Caselaw Quarterly
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1U5NC
Date:Feb 1, 2003
Words:123
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