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Judge: Inmate Failed To Show Arsenic Contamination In Prison’s Drinking Water

(September 10, 2015, 11:57 AM EDT) -- SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal judge in California on Sept. 8 dismissed a lawsuit brought by an inmate against a prison warden, concluding that the inmate failed to show that the warden disregarded the substantial risk of arsenic in the prison’s drinking water because the evidence showed that experts told the warden that the water was safe (Anthony Nguyen v M.D. Biter, No. 11-00809, E.D. Calif.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 119406).

(Opinion available. Document #15-150915-010Z.)


Anthony Nguyen, an inmate at Kern Valley State Prison (KVSP)...
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