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Civil Procedure Keyed to Subrin
Singletary v. Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
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Plaintiff’s son, Edward Singletary, was a prisoner at Defendant State Correctional Institute at Rockview (“SCI”). Edward was in maximum security housing after making threats to others. A number of mental health officials, including Regan, met with Edward and none of them believed that he was suicidal. Between late 1994 until Edward’s suicide on October 6, 1996, Regan met with him on a weekly basis. On October 6, 1998, the final date before the statute of limitations expired. Plaintiff filed in District Court a Section:1983 deliberate indifference claim together with state wrongful death claims. She named PADOC, SCI, the superintendent of SCI, Joseph Mazurkiewicz, and other “Unknown Corrections Officers”. The lower district court granted Defendant’s summary judgment and dismissed the state claims since no federal claims still existed. On July 28, 2000 (almost two years after the statute of limitation), Plaintiff asked for leave to amend her claim to include Regan as a Defendant . The lower court denied leave.
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