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Prisoner could appeal dismissal of his civil rights complaints (access required)

Where a prisoner’s three separate civil rights actions against corrections employees were dismissed on the same day, the prisoner could appeal the dismissals in forma pauperis because a dismissal does not count as a “prior occasion” under the Prison Litigation Reform Act unless it occurred in a different lawsuit. Background Therl Taylor, an indigent state prisoner, filed ...