Lekas v. Briley.U.S. Appeals Court
CONDITIONS OF SEGREGATION
Lekas v. Briley, 405 F.3d 602 (7th Cir. 2005). A state inmate INMATE. One who dwells in a part of another's house, the latter dwelling, at the same time, in the said house. Kitch. 45, b; Com. Dig. Justices of the Peace, B 85; 1 B. & Cr. 578; 8 E. C. L. R. 153; 2 Dowl. & Ry. 743; 8 B. & Cr. 71; 15 E. C. L. R. 154; 2 Man. & Ry. 227; 9 B. & Cr. sued several prison officials under [section] 1983, alleging constitutional violations stemming from his placement and confinement con·fine·ment
1. The act of restricting or the state of being restricted in movement.
confinement in disciplinary segregation. The district court dismissed the case and the inmate appealed. The appeals court affirmed af·firm
v. af·firmed, af·firm·ing, af·firms
1. To declare positively or firmly; maintain to be true.
2. To support or uphold the validity of; confirm.
v.intr. . The appeals court held that the inmate's alleged conditions of disciplinary segregation at the prison were not so atypical atypical /atyp·i·cal/ (-i-k'l) irregular; not conformable to the type; in microbiology, applied specifically to strains of unusual type.
adj. and significant as to constitute a deprivation of a liberty interest. The inmate alleged that while in segregation he was unable to participate in prison programs, educational programs, work programs, and contact visits. (Pinckneyville Correction Center, Illinois)