Shaun Allen v. John Staley, et al


PER CURIAM OPINION FILED - THE COURT: Roger L. Wollman, Morris S. Arnold and Lavenski R. Smith (UNPUBLISHED) [4367608] [15-2567]

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United States Court of Appeals For the Eighth Circuit ___________________________ No. 15-2567 ___________________________ Shaun C. Allen lllllllllllllllllllll Plaintiff - Appellant v. John Staley, Sheriff, Lonoke County Detention Center; Bufford, Lt, Lonoke County Detention Center; John Does, Major, Lonoke County Detention Center; Captain, Lonoke County Detention Center; Lonoke County; Dallas, Officer, Lonoke County Detention Center; Margie Grigsby, Assistant Jail Administrator, Lonoke County Detention Center lllllllllllllllllllll Defendants - Appellees ____________ Appeal from United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas - Little Rock ____________ Submitted: February 11, 2016 Filed: February 17, 2016 [Unpublished] ____________ Before WOLLMAN, ARNOLD, and SMITH, Circuit Judges. ____________ PER CURIAM. Appellate Case: 15-2567 Page: 1 Date Filed: 02/17/2016 Entry ID: 4367608 Arkansas inmate Shaun Allen appeals after the district court1 adversely granted summary judgment in his 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983 action, which alleged that Lonoke County, Sheriff John Staley, Lieutenant Bufford, Assistant Jail Administrator Margie Grigsby, and Officer Dallas had subjected him to unconstitutional conditions of confinement. Upon de novo review, we conclude that the grant of summary judgment was proper because the evidence in the record and all reasonable inferences therefrom, even when viewed in the light most favorable to Allen, established beyond genuine dispute that the conditions of his confinement were not unconstitutional. See Holt v. Howard, 806 F.3d 1129, 1132 (8th Cir. 2015) (standard of review); see also Farmer v. Brennan, 511 U.S. 825, 832 (1994) (Eighth Amendment protects prisoners from cruel and unusual punishment, which imposes duty on prison officials to provide humane conditions of confinement); Wilson v. Seiter, 501 U.S. 294, 304 (1991) (conditions of confinement may violate Eighth Amendment when prisoner was deprived of identifiable human need such as food, warmth, or exercise). The judgment is affirmed. See 8th Cir. R. 47B. ______________________________ 1 The Honorable James M. Moody, Jr., United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas. -2- Appellate Case: 15-2567 Page: 2 Date Filed: 02/17/2016 Entry ID: 4367608

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