Powers v. Snyder, et al.,

A pro se prisoner filed a 42 U.S.C. sec. 1983 civil rights action, alleging, inter alia, that he “could not escape the tobacco smoke.” in prison in Illinois.  The district court had dismissed his lawsuit for failure to state a claim.  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reversed, ruling that the district curt judge “should have directed the plaintiff to explain his claim in greater detail.”  It was also unclear from the complaint “whether the plaintiff is charging the defendants with deliberate indifference to his welfare in their failing to respond to his concerns about tobacco smoke.”   The judgment was vacated and the matter remanded to the district court.  See Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, June 20, 2007.

484 F.3d 929, 2007 U.S. App. LEXIS 10327 (U.S.C.A. 7th Cir.).