Houghton v. Shafer - 392 U.S. 639 (1968)
U.S. Supreme Court
Houghton v. Shafer, 392 U.S. 639 (1968)
Houghton v. Shafer
No. 668, Misc.
Decided June 17, 1968
392 U.S. 639
Petitioner, a Pennsylvania state prisoner, brought this action in the District Court claiming that prison authorities had violated § 1 of the Civil Rights Act of 1871 by confiscating legal materials which petitioner had acquired for pursuing his appeal but which, in alleged violation of prison rules, were in another prisoner's possession. The District Court dismissed petitioner's complaint on the ground that petitioner had not exhausted certain state administrative remedies.
Certiorari granted; 379 F.2d 556, reversed and remanded.