Inmate's Appeal Over Shy Bladder Rejected

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

A federal appeals court has rejected an appeal filed by a Nebraska inmate who had sued for a private cell to accommodate his shy bladder syndrome.

Robert Hunt sued prison officials in 2011, saying they violated his rights by denying him a single cell. Hunt's lawsuit said his shy bladder syndrome was documented during his military service and dated back to 1975.

A federal judge dismissed the lawsuit in May, saying he believed the lawsuit was simply an attempt to get a private cell. The judge said prison staff had provided Hunt with treatment for his anxiety related to urination.

Hunt appealed the dismissal to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. On Monday, the appeals court upheld the dismissal.

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