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This is concerning a federal inmate who want to file a tort

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This is concerning a federal inmate who want to file a tort lawsuit because his health has been permanently damaged due to a doctor's neglect. Question: Once he has completed this process, will an attorney be assigned to his case being that he can't afford an attorney himself?

Unfortunately, indigent defendants are only entitled to free criminal representation. The Constitution does not require the government to provide someone with free representation in a civil matter. He will have to contact legal aid or another pro bono group if he wants to try to get legal assistance. Here are some resources:

Also, if the doctor is a prison doctor, there may be a prisoner's rights issue which means he would be able to contact the ACLU and see if they can assist him as well.
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