Plaintiff, housed in federal prison, filed a pro se action against the Attorney General (AG), the BOP Commissioner, and the warden of his facility in Ft. Dix, New Jersey, asking for release and money damages. The complaint alleged that inmates were housed 12 to a cell, and that the facility failed to provide adequate PPE. The district court dismissed the suit; against the AG and the BOP Commissioner, it held that the United States was immune from Bivens actions. Against the warden, it held that there were no factual allegations that supported a finding of deliberate indifference under the Eighth Amendment. However, the court suggested that plaintiff could file an amended complaint against the warden with facts that might establish deliberate indifference.
Dixon v. United States, No. 1:20-cv-05994 (D.N.J. Jun. 16, 2020)
Criminal (Federal Charges)
Monetary Relief, Release
Type of Court
Federal District Court
Type of Case
Post-Conviction Detention [jail or prison], Pre-Existing Health Conditions
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