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Civil Rights – Prison Inmate – Filing Fee – Multiple Pending Suits (access required)

Although a Virginia inmate has two appeals pending, as an indigent prisoner he is only required to pay one filing fee of 20 percent; the 4th Circuit says the district court erred in ordering a 40-percent fee withheld from plaintiff’s prison income account, but declines to award a refund of fees already collected. Appellant Don Juan ...