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MASSEY v. HELMAN, 00-1478

A conclusory allegation that the prison's grievance procedure is unfair because the petitioner seeks to complain about some of the same people who would be deciding those claims does not render that procedure unavailable to him within the meaning of 42 USC 1997e(a)

Appellate Information

  • Argued 10/26/2000
  • Decided 07/31/2001
  • Published 07/31/2001


  • RIPPLE, Circuit Judge., Before BAUER, POSNER and RIPPLE, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Richard L. Steagall (argued), Nicoara & Steagall, Peoria, IL, for plaintiffs-appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Frances C. Hulin, James A. Lewis (argued), Office of the U.S. Attorney, Springfield, IL, for defendants-appellees.
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