- Associated Press - Friday, May 8, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - One of Rhode Island’s most litigious inmates seeks $50 million in his latest lawsuit against the state.

The Providence Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1IlDglY ) Calvin Walker’s federal court complaint says correctional officers employed a “secret strategy” to limit use of the law library for minority inmates, effectively blocking their access to the court system. The suit also advocates for overnight prison visitations to “help preserve the family unit.”

Assistant Attorney General Thomas Palombo says the suit is “procedurally flawed,” makes allegations settled years ago and cites old constitutional infractions beyond any statute of limitations.

Walker is serving 60 years for terrorizing eight people in a Newport mansion in 1986 before raping one and escaping with $1 million in jewels.

The 58-year-old has lost at least five previous lawsuits against the state.

___

Information from: The Providence Journal, https://www.providencejournal.com


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide