A pro se inmate filed a lawsuit in 2008, alleging that prison officials exposed him to secondhand smoke against his will in violation of his rights under the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Tolliver moved for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction. A U.S. Magistrate Judge recommended that the motion be denied “because the relief he seeks [e.g., having his typewriter fixed, receiving a guarantee for kosher meals and transfer to the prison of his choice] and the bases for that relief are unrelated to the allegations in his Complaint.”
Tolliver also moved to compel the Defendants to respond to his discovery requests. The U.S. Magistrate Judge, at 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 149913, allowed the motion after narrowing it to the providing of inmate complaints from July 2006 through July 2008, the period of time that is relevant to the allegations in the Plaintiff’s Complaint.
2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 149491 (U.S.D.C. So. Dist. Ohio 2011).