Published on: Saturday, April 15, 2023

Oklahoma prison classifies inmate as a member or associate of the SureƱos prison gang, which has primarily Hispanic membership. As a result, he's placed with the gang in administrative segregation. Inmate: My name is Ong and I am a member of the Hmong people of Southeast Asia. So, can I be moved back to my normal cell now, because these people are trying to stab me? Prison: Well, no. For now you stay, because we found your name on a list of gang associates that we will not show you. Tenth Circuit (unpublished): Prison sucks, man. What do you want us to do about it?

The case is Vue v. Dowling, et al., No. 22-5062 (10th Cir. Apr. 12, 2023).