Price v. Rees, et al.

A nonsmoking inmate filed a lawsuit against various prison officials and workers, alleging that he suffered numerous constitutional violations, including being subjected to secondhand smoke, and seeking money damages.  The U.S. District Court dismissed Price’s claims for damages, but ruled that his claim of a violation of his Eighth Amendment right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment could “proceed for further development.”


2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 62463 (U.S.D.C. W.D. Ky. 2007).