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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit - 124 F.3d 208 (8th Cir. 1997)

Submitted Sept. 17, 1997. Filed Sept. 22, 1997

Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska.

Before BOWMAN, MAGILL, and LOKEN, Circuit Judges.


Nebraska prisoner George L. Shepard and his wife Karan L. Shepard appeal the district court's1  grant of summary judgment to Nebraska prison officials in this 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action against Lincoln Correctional Center correctional officers and supervisory officials. The Shepards alleged that the correctional officers retaliated against George for filing grievances by refusing to let Karan use padded chairs during visits and by denying visitation on occasions when Karan did not wear a brassiere. The Shepards also alleged that the supervisory officials condoned the correctional officers' actions by denying George's grievances.

Following our de novo review, see Yowell v. Combs, 89 F.3d 542, 544 (8th Cir. 1996) (standard of review), we find that summary judgment was proper. See 8th Cir. R. 47B.

Accordingly, we affirm the judgment of the district court.


The Honorable Richard G. Kopf, United States District Judge for the District of Nebraska