Hanson v. Craighead County Detention Center et al

Filing 12

ORDER ADOPTING 7 REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS of Magistrate Judge J. Thomas Ray in their entirety as this Court's findings in all respects. Based on the screening function mandated by 28 U.S.C. Section 1915A, Defendant Craighead County Detentio n Center is DISMISSED, with prejudice, because it is not amenable to suit in a Section 1983 action. Plaintiff may proceed with his inadequate medical care claim against Defendant Steven Metcalf. The Court further certifies, based on 28 U.S.C. Secti on 1915(a)(3), that an in forma pauperis appeal from this Order would not be taken in good faith. The Clerk is directed to issue summons for Defendant Metcalf, & the U.S. Marshal is directed to serve Defendant Metcalf without prepayment of fees & costs or security therefor. Signed by Judge William R. Wilson, Jr on 4/27/09. (jct)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS JONESBORO DIVISION RICHARD MICHAEL HANSON v. 3:09CV00032-WRW-JTR PLAINTIFF CRAIGHEAD COUNTY DETENTION CENTER, Medical Department; and STEVEN METCALF, Director of Medical ORDER DEFENDANTS The Court has reviewed the Proposed Findings and Recommended Partial Disposition submitted by United States Magistrate Judge J. Thomas Ray. No objections have been filed. After careful review, the Court concludes that the Proposed Findings and Recommended Partial Disposition should be approved and adopted in their entirety as this Court's findings in all respects. Based on the screening function mandated by 28 U.S.C. 1915A: (a) Defendant Craighead County Detention Center Medical Department is DISMISSED, with prejudice, because it is not amenable to suit in a 1983 action; and (b) Plaintiff may proceed with his inadequate medical care claim against Defendant Steven Metcalf. The Court further certifies, based on 28 U.S.C. 1915(a)(3), that an in forma pauperis appeal from this Order would not be taken in good faith. The Clerk is directed to prepare a summons for Defendant Metcalf, and the United States Marshal is directed to serve the summons, Complaint, and this Order on him without prepayment of fees and costs or security therefor.1 IT IS SO ORDERED this 27th day of April, 2009. /s/Wm. R. Wilson, Jr. UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE If Defendant Metcalf is no longer a Craighead County employee, the individual responding to service shall file, with the return of unexecuted service, a SEALED Statement providing his last known private mailing address. 1

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