Poole v. Isaacs

Federal 7th Circuit Court
Civil Court
Case Number: 
No. 11-2903
Decision Date: 
December 27, 2012
Federal District: 
S.D. Ill.
Dist. Ct. did not err in granting defendant-prison official’s motion for summary judgment in section 1983 action alleging that prison’s requirement that plaintiff-prisoner pay $2 co-payment for necessary dental care violated his 8th Amendment rights. Record showed that plaintiff had at least $2 in his prison account at time he needed dental care, and Ct. rejected plaintiff’s claim that imposition of even modest fee for medical services constitutes per se 8th Amendment violation under circumstances where prisoner has resources to make said payment.