The document Nesbitt says he was given shows anyone not willing to comply with the rule is subject to discharge.
Nesbitt’s suit with the US District Court is against Western District Veterans Affair’s Secretary Tim Carroll and Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics (SORCC) Director Don Burman.
Court documents show Nesbitt and his co-plaintiff want $5,000,000 in punitive damages and another $5,000,000 in compensatory relief.
“My friend Andy, who’s a vet out here, I want him to be able to have more than two little boxes worth of his personal belongings from his deceased relatives and his kids,” said Nesbitt.
A supporter of this lawsuit, Jeffrey Price, says it’s tough to comply if you are trying to re-integrate back into society. “Once you start collecting things, getting ready to get back into the community, then they institute this two bag rule and if you can’t fit it into two little bags … then you’re out of here,” he said.
SORCC did confirm the rule is in place but would not comment on any pending litigation. SORCC also refused to comment on the purpose of the rule. Nesbitt believed the reason for the rule was because of a recent bed bug outbreak.