Tijerina, Sr. v. Patterson, No. 11-4037 (10th Cir. 2011)Annotate this Case
Pro se prisoner Plaintiff-Appellant appealed the dismissal of his 42 U.S.C. 1983 civil rights complaint for failure to comply with a district court’s order and failure to prosecute. Because Defendants Utah Department of Corrections and several prison officials conceded that the district court's dismissal contravened the "prison mailbox rule," the Tenth Circuit reversed the district court's dismissal and remanded the case for further proceedings.