ATLANTA – Today, the ACLU and ACLU of Georgia filed an appeal brief to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of Jeffery Geter, a mentally disabled man who is seeking proper medical care at Baldwin State Prison. The ACLU seeks reversal of a lower court decision that refused to hear his claims. Because of a bureaucratic technicality on a form that Mr. Geter submitted, the prison rejected his request for medical help. The lower court ruled that because of this technicality, Mr. Geter had forfeited his right to vindicate his rights in court.
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