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New Prisoner’s Rights Case (Snodgrass v Messer) Submitted for Consideration to the US Supreme Court

We are asking the Supreme Court to hear Snodgrass v. Messer, a case about the First Amendment rights of prisoners. Our client, a prisoner at the notorious Red Onion State Prison in Virginia, alleges he was threatened with rape by a prison guard. When he said he'd complain - the guard responded with potentially fatal retaliation, falsely labelling him a “snitch.” We want the Supreme Court to resolve two important questions.  Does the First Amendment protect a prisoner when he says he's filing a grievance? And is labeling a prisoner a "snitch" for complaining a threat to free speech rights?

Read the suit here

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