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Civil Rights – Prison Litigation Act – Assault – Exhaustion Of Remedies (access required)

A female inmate who alleges she was sexually assaulted by defendant while she was housed at the Pittsylvania County Jail can pursue her claim under § 1983 because defendant waived the affirmative defense of failure to exhaust available remedies as required by the Prison Litigation Reform Act, 42 U.S.C. § 1997e(a), a Roanoke U.S. District ...