A prisoner in West Virginia, has filed a lawsuit against prison officials after they ordered doctors to remove marbles in his private parts, according to court documents.
Adrian King filed the lawsuit against the Huttonsville Correctional Center, accusing them of invasion of privacy.
King told the court that he was forced to give his consent for the surgery following a threat to eliminate his eligibility for parole.
Officials maintained that they had the right to remove contraband hidden inside inmates’ bodies. However, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the forced surgery was unreasonable.
King had marbles implanted in his manhood before being sentenced to prison. King claims that the surgery left him with tingling, numbness and pain when touched, or when it rains or snows.
King said the operation also led to mental and emotional distress, saying that prison officials called him the "Marble Man," and asked him during searches where his marbles are.
He also became a target for homosexual prisoners.