No. 09-2872.

642 F.3d 163 (2011)

Rodney BURNS, Appellant v. PA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS; SCI—Graterford; Secretary Pennsylvania Department of Corrections; Donald Williamson; David Diguglielmo; Thomas Dohman; Mary Canino; John Doe(s); Confidential Informant # 1; Confidential Informant #2; Robert S. Bitner; Levi Hosband; Frank Regan; Tony Wolfe.

United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.

Filed: April 20, 2011.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Richard E. Coe, Esq. [Argued], Richard M. Haggerty, Esq. , Drinker, Biddle & Reath, LLP, Philadelphia, PA, for Appellants.

Thomas W. Corbett, Jr., Esq. , Claudia M. Tesoro, Esq. [Argued], Calvin R. Koons, Esq. , John G. Knorr, III, Esq. , Office of the Attorney General of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, for Appellees.

Before: McKEE, Chief Circuit Judge, AMBRO and CHAGARES, Circuit Judges.


McKEE, Chief Judge.

Rodney Burns appeals the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of all defendants in the suit he brought against the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections ("DOC") and several Department employees pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. For the reasons that follow, we will affirm in part and reverse in part.1

I. Facts and Procedural History

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