Christopher v. Arkansas Department of Correction et al

Filing 15

ORDER directing the Clerk to prepare summons and the U.S. Marshal to serve summons and complaints 1 14 on defts Tucker and Cole without prepayment of fees and costs. Signed by Magistrate Judge Beth Deere on 6/9/10. (vjt)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT E A S T E R N DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS P I N E BLUFF DIVISION R O D E R I C K CHRISTOPHER A D C #113485 V. C A S E NO. 5:10CV00141 JMM/BD DEFENDANTS P L A IN T IF F A R K A N S A S DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION, et al. ORDER T h e Court has screened Plaintiff's Amended Complaint (docket entry #14) under 2 8 U.S.C. 1915(e). In his Amended Complaint, Plaintiff alleges that Defendants T u c k e r and Cole failed to properly restrain inmate Walker, who attacked and injured P la in tif f . In addition, Plaintiff claims that Defendant Cole slammed Plaintiff onto the f lo o r after the altercation with inmate Walker, causing Plaintiff to sustain further injuries. For screening purposes, Plaintiff has stated a failure-to-protect claim against D e f e n d a n ts Tucker and Cole, and an excessive-force claim against Defendant Cole. Service is now proper for these Defendants. Service is not appropriate for the Arkansas D e p a rtm e n t of Correction. T h e Clerk of Court is directed to prepare a summons for Defendants Tucker and C o le , and the United States Marshal is directed to serve copies of the Complaint and A m e n d e d Complaint with any attachments (docket entries #2 and #14), and a summons f o r each Defendant through the Compliance Division of the Arkansas Department of C o rre c tio n , P.O. Box 20550, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71612, without prepayment of fees and c o s ts or security therefor. IT IS SO ORDERED this 9th day of June, 2010. ____________________________________ U N IT E D STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 2

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