“More than 3/4 of the civil cases filed in Tucson’s federal court last year…

“…originated with one person: a state prisoner upset about his health care behind bars.” Dale Maisano, whose 3,000 lawsuits last year were mostly handwritten, has served much of a 15-year sentence for aggravated assault. “He alone is responsible for a nearly fourfold increase in civil cases since 2012.” [Curt Prendergast, Arizona Daily Star]

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  • I did prison health work briefly about 25 yrs ago and several of us were sued for not being
    endocrinologists and hence incompetent to treat diabetes. It came to nothing but in the course of events I was told there were 4-5 people in the local federal court whose job it was to deal with prisoner suits. They were generally fast tracked and thrown out, much
    faster than for non-prisoner suits which seemingly can drag on for years at the whim of the attorneys (defense or plaintiff).