SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — A blind man who was held for about 6 weeks in solitary confinement at the Wicomico County Detention Center has sued the county corrections department.

The Daily Record ( ) reports Abdul Malik Muhammad filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Baltimore on Thursday. The lawsuit says Muhammad was placed in solitary confinement because he is blind and was denied a job and access to the jail’s law library because of his disability.

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Muhammad was arrested for allegedly stealing from a supermarket and booked into the detention center in September 2012.

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Matthew Peter, an attorney for the county’s corrections department, didn’t provide comment on the lawsuit to the newspaper on Monday.

Attorneys Daniel Goldstein and Jessica Weber, who are representing Muhammad, were unavailable for comment to the newspaper on Monday.
Information from: The Daily Record of Baltimore,

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