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Only in America: The prison bunk bed lawsuit

A former inmate sues a prison over bunk beds — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

A former inmate is suing an Oregon prison for failing to give him a ladder to climb in and out of the top bunk in his cell. Mitchell Ray Johnston claims it's the prison's fault he tore a ligament in his knee while getting down from his bunk. He is seeking $49,637 in damages.