No. 1616, Docket 94-2665.

64 F.3d 77 (1995)

Jimmie Lee ALLEN, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Thomas A. COUGHLIN III, Commissioner, New York State Department of Correctional Services, Charles J. Scully, Superintendent, Green Haven Correctional Facility, Dennis Bliden, Deputy Superintendent, Program Services at Green Haven C.F., jointly, severally, and individually, respectively, Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Decided August 24, 1995.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Gracelyn Leon, Lincoln Square Legal Services, Inc., New York City (Beth G. Schwartz and Patrick Finnegan, Fordham University School of Law Litigation Clinic), for plaintiff-appellant.

Rosalie J. Hronsky (Dennis C. Vacco, Office of the Atty. Gen., New York City), for defendant-appellee.

Before: WINTER, MAHONEY, and OAKES, Circuit Judges.

WINTER, Circuit Judge:

Jimmie Lee Allen appeals from Judge Preska's grant of summary judgment in favor of New York corrections officials Thomas A. Coughlin III, Charles J. Scully, and Dennis Bliden. Allen sought declaratory and injunctive relief, as well as damages, because prison authorities at Green Haven Correctional Facility twice removed newspaper clippings from Allen's incoming personal mail on the ground that they were contraband. The clippings were from Allen...

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