Casbohm v. Thalacker, et al.

An inmate at the Iowa State Men’s Reformatory filed a civil rights action, alleging that prison officials were deliberately indifferent to his asthma-related requests for a cell assignment or a transfer to a facility with a restrictive smoking policy.  After a bench trial, the court concluded that his claim had failed, based on the facts presented.  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit concluded that the district court did not clearly err in its findings of fact and, reviewing de novo, concluded that the Plaintiff did not prove that the defendants acted wantonly or with deliberate indifference.

1996 U.S. App. LEXIS 32951, 104 F.3d 363.