Not from The Onion: Inmate can sue prison for removing marbles from his penis

No words as to why any doctor would even implant marbles in a man’s penis. Unreal.

Adrian King/Photo from West Virginia Dept. of Corrections

Adrian King/Photo from West Virginia Dept. of Corrections

From NY Post: A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived a lawsuit in which a West Virginia inmate accused state prison officials of invading his privacy by surgically removing marbles he had implanted in his penis.
By a 3-0 vote, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Adrian King could pursue claims that officials at Huttonsville Correctional Center illegally threatened him into consenting to the June 2013 surgery, or risk being segregated from other inmates and lose his eligibility for parole.
Circuit Judge Roger Gregory found “overwhelming evidence” that the intrusion was unreasonable, despite the asserted need by prison officials to police the security threat posed by inmates carrying contraband within their bodies.
“The interest in bodily integrity involves the most personal and deep-rooted expectations of privacy, and here, the nature of the surgery itself, surgery into King’s penis, counsels against reasonableness,” Gregory wrote for the Richmond, Virginia-based appeals court.
King had had the marbles implanted in and tattoos drawn on his penis in late 2008, prior to his incarceration, during a “body modification” craze.
He said the surgery left his penis with tingling and numbness, and pain when it is touched or when it rains, snows or gets cold.
King said the surgery also resulted in mental and emotional anguish, saying that prison officials call him “Marble Man” and ask when searching him where his marbles are, and that gay inmates approach him because of how staff gossip about him.
Tuesday’s decision restores claims that King’s Fourth Amendment right against illegal searches and seizures, Eighth Amendment protection against cruel and unusual punishment, and 14th Amendment guarantee of equal protection, were violated.
It reversed much of a February 2015 ruling by Chief Judge Gina Groh of the federal court in Martinsburg, West Virginia, and returned the case to her for further proceedings. King is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Lawyers for the prison officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment. A lawyer for King did not immediately respond to similar requests.
The appeals court upheld the dismissal of claims against some defendants, including Commissioner Jim Rubenstein of the West Virginia Division of Corrections.
The case is King v Rubinstein et al, 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 15-6382.
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homerbuford
4 years ago

The appeals court upheld the dismissal of claims against some defendants, including Commissioner Jim Rubenstein of the West Virginia Division of Corrections….. Now I know that racial profiling is, well, PROFILING, and all, but Isn’t RUBENSTEIN a strange name for a defendant ? Gotcha! You thought RUBENSTEIN was a Jew, right? Well, it could be, but only in political science.GREENSPAN, ROSENBERG, FEINSTEIN, EINSTEIN, and uh, FRANKEN, my boy,..What was your last name? Nothing to see here folks, Rubeinstein was not dismissed because he is a Jew, he was dismissed because he Could be a Jew. ( who knows?) But that… Read more »

cs
cs
4 years ago
Reply to  homerbuford

???

homerbuford
4 years ago

Aaaaand, the asterisk after Jack RUBY.
I almost forgot to follow through with the asterisk thingy.
A JACK RUBY is a fake gem.but of more notable accolades, the ghost town of RUBY named in 1912 was known more for the brutal murders performed there. I say performed because they were ritual in nature. The road from RUBY meanders into the Johnson- Kennedy mountains. Read about it here. https://www.masonicinfo.com/kennedy.htm

MomOfIV
MomOfIV
4 years ago

wow! talk about strange, talk about ‘losing your marbles’…
how does anyone know that all the mess done to his penis before he went to prison didn’t cause his alleged suffering?

Dr. Eowyn
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Dr. Eowyn
4 years ago

Insanity — on the part of both Adrian King and the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which has joined the infamous 9th Circuit Court as a disgrace to America’s courts and judges.

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
4 years ago

This has left me flabbergasted! To what purpose would a sane man have marbles implanted in his penis? What kind of a doctor would perform this kind of surgery? I would question the doctor’s ethics to be sure. I would imagine that this prisoner would be at some degree of risk in the general population just from the uniqueness of this. I could see why the prison would want him returned to a natural man–minus the marbles. Obviously, these are probably the very same marbles that fell out of prison Kings head and that of his initial doctor!

japoa
4 years ago
Reply to  Auntie Lulu

It might be a new fangled cure for a lack of a stiffy ?

Steven Broiles
4 years ago

I want to see National Lampoon make a cult classic out of this one! This is hysterical! King Adrian, you are a study in pathology!!! Stanley Kubrick couldn’t make this up!!!

Hadenoughalready
Hadenoughalready
4 years ago

Remove penis and discard remainder…

christy
christy
4 years ago

If he wants his marbles back, give them to him. He can insert them back inside by himself via his urethra! He should do it on one of those cold days though so the numbness will come in handy.