Taylor v. Boot, et al.

A pro se prisoner filed a civil rights action, alleging that his Eighth Amendment rights had been violated by the defendants who celled him with a series of smokers.  The District Court had dismissed Taylor’s complaint for failure to state a claim.  The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment of the District Court, ruling that Taylor could not prove that the prison officials were deliberately indifferent to his medical need for a smoke-free environment because the defendants reasonably responded to that need by transferring him to another cell after complaining about being housed in the same cell as a smoker.

58 Fed. Appx. 125, 2003 U.S. App. LEXIS 2112 (U.S.C.A. 6th Cir. 2003).