My question involves an injury that occurred in the state of: Ohio
As a brief summation, let's say you were incarcerated. You were enrolled in an educational program which was the equivalent to a trade/certification for office administrative technologies, and the cost of tuition would range from $3,000 to $10,000, possibly more.
The class instructor and head of the education department actively and knowingly participated in the wrongful termination of the inmate's enrollment in said educational program, which was based soley upon his participation in the law library to meet deadlines and pursue active litigation--i.e., protected acts. The law library hours were in direct conflict with the hours of the educational program, therefore the inmate had to request "passes" to go to the law library. The inmate was also entitled to such passes per administrative regulation and at the directive of numerous supervisory prison staff. The inmate maintained the minimum class attendance requirements despite his infrequent, excused passes to go to the law library, and he maintained an "A" average in grades on all class assignments.
The inmate now seeks to recover damages distinctly for the cost of the educational program which he was wrongfully terminated from. He is otherwise pursuing action for damages under Section 1983 for retaliation, but so far as he has researched, it does not appear would be able to recover damages for the educational aspect because he has no constitutional right to engage in that during incarceration. The basis of this inquiry would be for the proper means to recover damages at the state level, presumably, but I would welcome any and all insight into this complicated matter.