Brooks v. Rorex et al
ORDER: Brooks may proceed with his inhumane conditions of confinement and inadequate medical care claims against Rorex, Muse, Hitts, and Mills. The Clerk is directed to prepare a summons for Rorex, Muse, Hitts, and Mills. The U.S. Marshal is directed to serve the summons, Complaint, Amended Complaint, and this Order on them without prepayments of fees and costs or security therefor. Signed by Magistrate Judge J. Thomas Ray on 5/30/2017. (jak)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
JEREMIE M. BROOKS
STEVE ROREX, Jail Administrator,
Poinsett County Detention Center, et al.
Plaintiff Jeremie Brooks ("Brooks") is a pretrial detainee in the Poinsett
County Detention Center. He has filed this pro se ' 1983 action alleging that
Defendants violated his constitutional rights. Docs. 2 & 5. Before Brooks may
proceed with this action, the Court must screen his allegations.1.
Brooks alleges that, since December of 2016, Defendants Jail Administrator
Rorex ("Rorex"), Assistant Jail Administrator Muse ("Muse"), Captain Hitts
("Hitts'), and Sheriff Larry Mills ("Mills") have: (1) subjected him to inhumane
conditions of confinement; and (2) denied him adequate medical care for the
The Prison Litigation Reform Act requires federal courts to screen prisoner complaints
seeking relief against a governmental entity, officer, or employee. 28 U.S.C. ' 1915A(a). The
Court must dismiss a complaint or a portion thereof if the prisoner has raised claims that: (a) are
legally frivolous or malicious; (b) fail to state a claim upon which relief may be granted; or (c)
seek monetary relief from a defendant who is immune from such relief. 28 U.S.C. ' 1915A(b).
When making this determination, a court must accept the truth of the factual allegations contained
in the complaint, and it may consider the documents attached to the complaint. Ashcroft v. Iqbal,
556 U.S. 662, 678 (2009); Reynolds v. Dormire, 636 F.3d 976, 979 (8th Cir. 2011).
respiratory problems, sore throat, nausea, and dizzy spells that he has suffered as a
result of living in those inhumane conditions. Docs. 2 & 5. The Court concludes,
for screening purposes only, that Brooks has plead viable § 1983 claims against
Rorex, Muse, Hitts, and Mills.
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED THAT:
Brooks may proceed with his inhumane conditions of confinement and
inadequate medical care claims against Rorex, Muse, Hitts, and Mills.
The Clerk is directed to prepare a summons for Rorex, Muse, Hitts, and
Mills. The U.S. Marshal is directed to serve the summons, Complaint, Amended
Complaint, and this Order on them without prepayment of fees and costs or security
Dated this 30th day of May, 2017.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
If any of the Defendants are no longer Poinsett County employees, the individual
responding to service must file a sealed statement providing the unserved Defendant's last known
private mailing address.
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