“Inmates denied lawyer for now for dental floss lawsuit”

by Walter Olson on October 11, 2012

“A group of Westchester County Jail inmates will have to fight their own legal battle for access to dental floss, a federal judge has ruled. …the 11 Westchester inmates… sued the county Sept. 10 for $500 million because they were denied access to dental floss.” [Jorge Fitz-Gibbon, White Plains Journal-News]

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1 Hugo S. Cunningham 10.11.12 at 8:15 pm

The $500 million demand tripped the judge’s laugh test, but I sympathize somewhat with the inmate’s demand for dental floss. The only tooth I lost to decay was 50% thanks to Army Basic Training, where morning tooth-brushing was strongly discouraged (it interfered with barracks inspection).

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