Jeremy, an inmate at High Desert State Prison in Indian Springs, NV, was allegedly assaulted by known members of a prison gang. While being transported for a court hearing, the inmate requested to use the restroom while at the courthouse and was sent into a general population holding cell to use the restroom despite being in protective custody status. He was attacked by other inmates when he entered the holding cell and they allegedly smashed his head into the wall causing long-term damage to one eye that is progressively getting worse and may be permanent. As a result, he alleges prison staff did not protect him during transport despite their knowledge of his protective custody status. He filed a grievance and went through the grievance process but the grievance was denied. As a result, he filed a civil rights lawsuit in federal court claiming deliberate indifference and is seeking declaratory relief, injunctive relief, and monetary damages under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and U.S.C. § 1915A. He would like an attorney to assist him in this matter through the Federal Pro Bono Program.
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