Nixon v. Does
ORDER directing Mr. Nixon to file an amended complaint within thirty days. His failure to comply with this Court's Order could result in the dismissal of his claims, without prejudice. Local Rule 5.5. Signed by Magistrate Judge Beth Deere on 4/21/2016. (jak)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
RONNIE J. NIXON
CASE NO. 3:16-CV-109-DPM-BD
Ronnie J. Nixon, an inmate in the Poinsett County Detention Center (“Detention
Center”), filed this lawsuit without the help of a lawyer under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. (Docket
entry #2) Mr. Nixon makes general complaints about the conditions of his confinement at
the Detention Center. He does not allege that any specific individual has violated his
constitutional rights; nor does he explain whether he has suffered any injury. Mr. Nixon
will have an opportunity to amend his complaint to explain his claims.
In his amended complaint, Mr. Nixon must specifically identify the individuals at
the Detention Center who violated his rights, describe their unconstitutional conduct, and
explain what injury he suffered as a result of any constitutional violations. For example,
in his complaint, Mr. Nixon states that Detention Center officials failed to provide
inmates with their medications in a timely manner. If Mr. Nixon wants to proceed on a
claim that officials were deliberately indifferent to his serious medical needs, he must
identify the Detention Center officials who failed to provide him medication; explain
what medication he was supposed to receive and how often he was to receive it; provide
the number of times Detention Center officials failed to timely provide him medication;
and state what injury he suffered as a result of any delay in receiving his medication. Mr.
Nixon is cautioned that he may not include the claims of other inmates.
Mr. Nixon has thirty days to file his amended complaint. His failure to comply
with this Court’s order could result in the dismissal of his claims, without prejudice.
Local Rule 5.5.
IT IS SO ORDERED, this 21st day of April, 2016.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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