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Ham v. Salmon (20-CV-81071-RAR) Posted 08/05/2021 (Updated 8/17/2021)

Plaintiff is a pro se prisoner bringing an action under Section 1983 against an officer with the Department of Corrections (“Defendant Officer”) for claims of excessive force and deliberate indifference to serious medical needs. In support, Plaintiff alleges that, while conducting an inventory check of Plaintiff’s property, Defendant Officer threatened and then applied enough force to break Plaintiff’s arm. Immediately thereafter, Defendant Officer handcuffed Plaintiff with his arms behind his back.  After 40 minutes elapsed, another prison official saw Plaintiff, removed Plaintiff’s hand restraints, and made efforts to procure medical attention. Defendant Officer, upon seeing that Plaintiff was no longer handcuffed, placed Plaintiff in handcuffs again, put him on a transport vehicle to another institution, and drove that vehicle in a manner allegedly designed to increase Plaintiff’s pain. Plaintiff received reconstructive surgery to repair his arm and has received physical therapy. A Settlement Conference is scheduled before the U.S. Magistrate Judge for October 5, 2021 at 10:00 am. Trial is scheduled for October 12, 2021. If interested, please email