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Jones v. Bock

United States Supreme Court
549 U.S. 199 (2007)


Facts

Jones (plaintiff) brought suit against the prison in which he was held when the staff did not reassign him to different work after he suffered injuries. Jones claimed that performing his work and the failure of the staff to reassign him aggravated his injuries. The Prison Litigation Reform Act (PRLA) of 1995 requires exhaustion of administrative remedies before a prisoner can bring an action in federal court.

Rule of Law

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Issue

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Holding and Reasoning (Roberts, C.J.)

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  • A “yes” or “no” answer to the question framed in the issue section;
  • A summary of the majority or plurality opinion, using the CREAC method; and
  • The procedural disposition (e.g. reversed and remanded, affirmed, etc.).

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