Dillard v. Meinzer et al
ORDER directing the U.S. Marshal to serve summons, Amended Complaint 10 , and this Order on defts without prepayment of fees and costs. Signed by Magistrate Judge H. David Young on 8/2/12. (vjt)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
PINE BLUFF DIVISION
JOHN WAYNE DILLARD
NO: 5:12CV00270 SWW/HDY
CURTIS MEINZER et al.
Plaintiff John Wayne Dillard is a prisoner in the Varner Super Max Unit (“VSM”) of the
Arkansas Department of Correction (“ADC”). In late June of 2012, he and eight other prisoners
jointly filed a pro se § 1983 complaint and an amended complaint challenging the constitutionality
of the VSM incentive level program and alleging that Defendants violated their constitutional rights
in other ways. See Reid v. Meizner; 5:12CV00230 KGB/BD (docket entries #1 and #10).
On July 18, 2012, the Court granted several of the Plaintiffs, including Dillard, permission
to proceed in forma pauperis, and directed the ADC to collect monthly payments from each of their
inmate trust accounts. See Reid (docket entry #30). On the same day, the Court determined that the
Plaintiffs’ claims were legally and factually different. See Reid (docket entry #33). Thus, the Court
severed each of Plaintiffs’ claims into separate lawsuits, including this current lawsuit in which
Dillard is the only Plaintiff.
On July 25, 2012, Dillard was directed to file a substituted complaint which set forth a brief
statement as to how he believes his constitutional rights were violated, and how each Defendant
personally participated. Dillard filed the substituted complaint on August 1, 2012 (docket entry
#10). Liberally construing Dillard’s substituted complaint, he has stated a claim that Defendants
violated his constitutional rights by subjecting him to unconstitutional conditions of confinement.
Accordingly, service is appropriate, and the United States Marshal is directed to serve a copy of the
substituted complaint (docket entry #10), this order, and summons, upon them, without prepayment
of fees and costs or security therefor.
IT IS SO ORDERED this
day of August, 2012.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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