Black v. Arkansas County Jail
ORDER directing the Clerk to prepare summons for the defendant Robbie Fred. The U.S. Marshal is directed to serve a copy of the Amended Complaint and summons on deft without prepayment of fees therefor. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jerome T. Kearney on 11/7/13. (kpr)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
PINE BLUFF DIVISION
JOHN LEE BLACK,
ARKANSAS COUNTY JAIL, et al.
By Order dated October 18, 2013 (Doc. No. 3), this Court granted Plaintiff’s Motion to
Proceed in forma pauperis in this action filed pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. However, finding
Plaintiff’s Complaint too vague and conclusory to enable the Court to determine whether it is
frivolous, fails to state a claim, or states a legitimate claim, the Court directed him to submit an
Amended Complaint within thirty days. The Court also cautioned Plaintiff that an Amended
Complaint would render the Original Complaint without legal effect, and would take the place of
his Original Complaint. Plaintiff has now submitted an Amended Complaint (Doc. No. 4). Having
reviewed the Amended Complaint for screening purposes only,1 it now appears to the Court that
service is appropriate for Defendant Robbie Fred. Accordingly,
IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED that service is appropriate for the Defendant Robbie Fred.
The Clerk of the Court shall prepare summons for the Defendant and the United States Marshal is
hereby directed to serve a copy of the Amended Complaint (Doc. No. 4) and summons on Defendant
without prepayment of fees and costs or security therefore.
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. Sect. 1915A(a).
IT IS SO ORDERED this 7th day of November, 2013.
JEROME T. KEARNEY
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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