“Inmates denied lawyer for now for dental floss lawsuit”

“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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  • 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).