ACLU to Defend Partially Paralyzed Prisoner in Prison Abuse Case

A partially paralyzed man is receiving legal help from the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida in an alleged abuse lawsuit against the Santa Rosa Correctional Institution.

Richard Allen Jackson, 56, is suing the prison for being denied the use of a wheelchair in his prison cell. Jackson, who cannot walk because of partial paralysis of his lower limbs, filed the lawsuit last April and also is receiving legal assistance from the Florida Justice Institute.

According to an ACLU news release, Jackson had to drag himself across the cell to use the bathroom and to enter and exit the cell.

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