Gray v. Hall et al
DOCUMENT FILED IN ERROR - DISREGARD (duplicate of docket entry 9 ). (jak) (Docket text modified on 2/24/2016.) (thd).
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
RUBBY JAMES GRAY
CASE NO. 3:16-CV-00015-BRW-BD
JASON HALL, et al.
Plaintiff Rubby James Gray, an inmate at the Craighead County Detention Facility,
filed this case pro se under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. (Docket entry #1) Because he has now
provided the documentation required by 28 U.S.C. Section 1915(a), his request to proceed
in forma pauperis (#7) is GRANTED.
Based on the allegations in the complaint, service is now proper. The Clerk of
Court is directed to prepare summonses for Defendants Hall, Moyer, Harris, and Bentley.
The United States Marshal is directed to serve copies of the complaint, with any
attachments (docket entry #1), and a summons for each Defendant, without requiring
prepayment of fees and costs or security. Service for these Defendants should be through
the Craighead County Detention Facility, 901 Willett Road, Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401.
Mr. Gray has notified the Court that he will be released on February 25, 2016, and
has provided the Court his new address. (#8) Therefore, the Clerk of the Court is
directed to update Mr. Gray’s address to 714 West Matthews Boulevard, Apartment #E,
Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401.
Mr. Gray has moved to amend his complaint to include incidents that occurred
after he filed his original complaint. (#8) That motion (#8) is DENIED for two reasons.
First, the claims included in Mr. Gray’s motion are completely unrelated to those raised in
his original complaint. Second, Mr. Gray is required to fully exhaust his administrative
remedies before he can include claims in a lawsuit brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Mr.
Gray could not have fully exhausted the new claims before filing this lawsuit; allowing
him to amend his complaint to include those claims would be futile. See 42 U.S.C.
§ 1997e(a) (“No action shall be brought with respect to prison conditions . . . by a
prisoner confined in any jail, prison, or other correctional facility until such
administrative remedies as are available are exhausted”); Johnson v. Jones, 340 F.3d 624,
627 (8th Cir. 2003)(inmate must exhaust all available administrative remedies before
filing suit; otherwise, dismissal is mandatory).
IT IS SO ORDERED, this 24th day of February, 2016.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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