No. 79 Civ. 1508 (ADS).

592 F.Supp. 1052 (1984)

Thomas MORRISON and Madeleine Morrison, Plaintiffs, v. Eugene S. LEFEVRE, Richard W. Hongisto, William Gard, J. Kevin McNiff, David R. Harris, Joseph P. Keenan, D.A. McGuire, J.E. Sullivan, Frederick Royce, Robert Gilroy, "John" Alston, Edward Daverso, Louis Panarello, Wilfred Flecha, Edward Boulanger, John Bissonette, C. Grey, J. Jones, B. Miller, "John" Rafaniello, "John" Valdes, and "John" Arizmedi, Defendants.

United States District Court, S.D. New York.

August 20, 1984.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Lewitas & Yohonn, New York City, for plaintiffs; Dennis H. Lewitas, New York City, of counsel.

Robert Abrams, Atty. Gen. of New York, New York City, for defendants; Donald Sticklor, Barbara B. Butler, Ellen Bronzo, Asst. Attys. Gen., New York City, of counsel.


SOFAER, District Judge:

Prisoners often file civil rights suits making implausible accusations that they were "framed" by prison guards or officials. This is one of those rare cases, however, in which a prisoner has succeeded in proving he was subjected to just such a violation of his constitutional rights. This case also provides a significant, albeit isolated, example of a prison leader whose protected activities account for the treatment...


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