Jones v. Meinzer et al

Filing 59

ORDER directing defts to file a reply to the 46 MOTION for Summary Judgment within 15 days of the date of this Order. Plaintiff may respond to the Reply within 10 days thereafter. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jerome T. Kearney on 6/6/13. (kpr)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS PINE BLUFF DIVISION LARRY WAYNE JONES, ADC #70147 PLAINTIFF 5:12CV00117-JLH-JTK CURTIS MEINZER, et al. DEFENDANTS ORDER This matter is before the Court on Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment (Doc. No. 46). Plaintiff has now filed a Response, Brief, and Declaration, raising additional issues for this Court’s consideration (Doc. Nos. 53-56). In light of such, the Court finds that Defendants should file a Reply, addressing the following: 1) security concerns associated with a one-fourth inch beard; 2) all exceptions to the one-fourth inch beard requirement and methods of monitoring these exceptions; 3) rules governing the current grooming policy addressing shaving, such as how often each inmate should shave, and what procedures are in place for inmates who do not possess a razor or are not allowed to possess a razor. Defendants should include any affidavits and/or exhibits in support of their discussion of these issues, and should file their Reply within fifteen days of the date of this Order. Plaintiff may respond to the Reply within ten days thereafter. 1 IT IS SO ORDERED this 6th day of June, 2013. _____________________________________ JEROME T. KEARNEY UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 2

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