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Judge Tosses Inmate's Suit Over Free Vitamins, Shampoo in Pennsylvania Prison

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    A panel of judges has ruled that a western Pennsylvania prison inmate imprisoned for attempted murder cannot sue a nurse who refused to give him free vitamins and dandruff shampoo.

    Pennlive.com reports the judges upheld a lower court in Huntingdon County tossing the lawsuit brought by Ricky Tejada in October 2013.

    Tejada is serving a 20- to 40-year sentence for shooting an Allentown man twice in the head in November 2000. The Smithfield prison is about 45 miles south of Pittsburgh.

    Tejada sued a nurse practitioner at the prison after a health care administrator found he no longer needed dandruff shampoo and free multi-vitamins.

    Tejada had previously received the items at a suburban Harrisburg prison.

    The ruling states that Tejada can buy the items from the prison commissary.