Haynes v. Norris et al

Filing 92

ORDER granting 90 Motion to Extend Time to file objections to proposed findings to 5:00 p.m. no more than fourteen days after the certified transcript is filed; and denying 91 Motion for Preliminary Injunction; and directing the Clerk to send plaintiff another copy of the R.D.. Signed by Judge William R. Wilson, Jr on 9/24/08. (bkp)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS PINE BLUFF DIVISION WALTER HAYNES, ADC #111110 V. DAVID WHITE, et al. ORDER Pending are Defendants' Motion for Extension of Time to File Objection to Proposed Findings (Doc. No. 90) and Plaintiff's Motion for Preliminary Injunction (Doc. No. 91). 1. Extension of Time 5:07-CV-00295-WRW DEFENDANTS PLAINTIFF The Honorable Joe Thomas Ray issued a Proposed Findings and Recommended Disposition on September 19, 2008, following a two day pre-jury evidentiary hearing. Since the transcript of the hearing will not be available for 3-4 weeks, Defendants' Motion for Extension of Time to File Objection to Proposed Findings (Doc. No. 90) is GRANTED. Accordingly, objections to the R.D. must be filed by 5 p.m., no more than fourteen days after the certified transcript is filed. 2. Preliminary Injunction In the Motion for Preliminary Injunction, Plaintiff asserts that he's been a victim of retaliation because he has not yet received the R.D. However, the R.D. took longer to prepare than the Court suggested at the hearing and was not entered until September 19, 2008. This should explain why Plaintiff has not yet received the R.D. However, the Clerk of the Court is directed to send Plaintiff another copy of the R.D., just in case the first one was misplaced. 1 Plaintiff also claims that on September 16, 2008, an ADC officer inspected Plaintiff's cell and ask him to clean up some legal papers. According to Plaintiff, the officer also stated that he would again inspect the cell on September 23, 2008. It is well settled that a prisoner must fully exhaust his administrative remedies as to each claim raised in a federal lawsuit before filing the complaint in federal court.1 If Plaintiff wishes to pursue a retaliation or denial of access to the courts claim (in regard to the September 16, 2008 inspection), he must fully exhaust his administrative remedies within the Arkansas Department of Corrections and then file a new 1983 action. Accordingly, Plaintiff's Motion for Preliminary Injunction (Doc. No. 91) is DENIED. IT IS SO ORDERED this 24th day of September, 2008. /s/ Wm. R. Wilson, Jr._____________ UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE See 42 U.S.C. 1997e(a); Johnson v. Jones, 340 F.3d 624, 627 (8th Cir. 2003); Graves v. Norris, 218 F.3d 884, 885 (8th Cir. 2000). 2 1

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