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No Pain, No Gain? A Review of the Physical Injury Requirement under the Prison Litigation Reform Act

In 1996, the Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA) was enacted to address the increase of prisoner litigation in federal courts.  One provision of the PLRA states that an inmate cannot seek monetary damages for mental or emotional injuries unless that…

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Ninth Circuit Adds Extra Step to Screening Process for Pro Se Prisoner Claims

Groundhog’s Day may not be until February, but several parties in pro se cases may start feeling a sense of de ja vu by seeing screening orders that seem duplicative of orders they’ve seen before. This is the result of…