No. 00-10777 Summary Calendar.

259 F.3d 317 (2001)

Ahmad Yusuf Ali, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Gary L. Johnson, Director, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division, Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

July 11, 2001.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Ahmad Y. Ali, Richmond, TX, pro se.

Charles Kenneth Eldred, Austin, TX, for Johnson.

Before DAVIS, JONES and DeMOSS, Circuit Judges.

EDITH H. JONES, Circuit Judge:

This appeal leads us to reiterate that inmates sentenced to incarceration cannot state a viable Thirteenth Amendment claim if the prison system requires them to work. The district court's decision denying relief to appellant Ali is thus affirmed.

Ali's § 1983 claim arises from a hiatus in Texas law, whose statutes did not specifically require inmates to work between 1989 and 1995...

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