Grant/Rakim v. Kelley et al

Filing 4

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)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS PINE BLUFF DIVISION ABRAHAM/RASHEEN GRANT/RAKIM ADC #128147 V. PLAINTIFF CASE NO. 5:14-CV-0003 BSM/BD WENDY KELLEY, et al. DEFENDANTS ORDER 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 medical documentation. IT IS SO ORDERED this 8th day of January, 2014. ___________________________________ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 2

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