Grant/Rakim v. Kelley et al
ORDER finding service proper and directing the Clerk of the Court to prepare summonses for defts Kelley, Watts, and Newman. The U.S. Marshal is directed to serve summons and copies of the complaint, along with any attachments and summonses for these defendants without prepayment of fees. Service for deft Kelley should be through the ADC Compliance Office. Service for defts Watts and Newman should be through Corizon, Inc., Humphries Law Firm. Signed by Magistrate Judge Beth Deere on 1/8/14. (kpr)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
PINE BLUFF DIVISION
CASE NO. 5:14-CV-0003 BSM/BD
WENDY KELLEY, et al.
Mr. Grant/Rakim filed this lawsuit pro se under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. (Docket entry
#2) The Court has screened Mr. Grant/Rakim’s complaint. Based on the allegations
contained in his complaint, Mr. Grant/Rakim has stated a deliberate-indifference claim
against the named Defendants. Accordingly, service is now proper.
The Clerk of Court is directed to prepare summonses for Defendants Kelley,
Watts, and Newman; the United States Marshal is directed to serve copies of the
complaint (docket entry #2), along with any attachments and summonses for these
Defendants without prepayment of fees and costs or posting security. Service for
Defendant Kelley should be through the Arkansas Department of Correction Compliance
Division, P.O. Box 20550, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71612. Service for Defendants Watts
and Newman should be through counsel for Corizon, Inc., Humphries & Lewis, P. O. Box
20670, White Hall, Arkansas 72612.
In addition, the Court notes that Mr. Grant/Rakim has been granted leave to
proceed in forma pauperis. Because of his litigation history, Mr. Grant/Rakim
cannot proceed in forma pauperis in federal court absent an allegation that he is in
imminent danger of serious physical injury. Here, Mr. Grant/Rakim has pleaded
sufficient facts to allege imminent danger of serious injury if he is not treated with
medication. Defendants, however, are not precluded from moving to revoke Mr.
Grant/Rakim’s in forma pauperis status, but such a motion should be supported with
IT IS SO ORDERED this 8th day of January, 2014.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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