FAIRFIELD — An inmate wants $47,567 for his artwork – including a sketch of himself called “the baddest artist in the world” – that he says correctional officers confiscated at the California Medical Facility in Vacaville.
An Aug. 5 case management conference is scheduled in Solano County Superior Court in the legal filing by Lance Hudson, who also seeks $30,000 from each of the five correctional officers named in his complaint.
Hudson contends his material was packed and confiscated before his transfer to another state facility.
He values his 60 to 80 art patterns at a total of $18,000 while a drawing called “Not Guilty” – of a man in prison stripes going crazy with knives – is worth $500, according to the personal injury complaint.
An illustration of Hudson’s book character “Who is Betty Boo?” is worth $400, the suit adds.
Hudson is representing himself in the legal action.
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