A prisoner at the Menard Correctional Center sued over his exposure to secondhand smoke at the prison. The District Court ruled that “the record does not support an award of damages for future injury to Plaintiff’s health” and granted summary judgment to the Defendants except as to the current warden in his official capacity on a claim for injunctive relief. The prison officials engaged in “different treatment of protective custody and general population inmates in relation to the non-smoking policies.” The court granted limited injunctive relief, ruling that “the non-smoking policies at Menard will be applied to Plaintiff on the same basis as an inmate in general population.”
2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 15842 (U.S.D.C. C.D. Ill.).