Thomas v. Smith et al
ORDER to Facilitate Telephone Call, signed by Magistrate Judge Barbara A. McAuliffe on 9/15/16. (Marrujo, C)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
ORDER TO FACILITATE
MARLENE SMITH, et al.,
Plaintiff, Melvin Thomas, is a state prisoner proceeding pro se in a civil rights action
pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. A settlement conference has been set in this case for September
29, 2016 before Magistrate Judge Barbara A. McAuliffe. (ECF No. 22.) In order to adequately
prepare for a productive settlement conference, the court will order the Warden and the
correctional staff at Valley State Prison (VSP) to facilitate a telephone call between the settlement
judge and inmate Melvin Thomas (V-35835).
In accordance with the above, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. The Warden, Litigation Coordinator, and other correctional staff as needed at VSP,
shall facilitate a telephone call between Melvin Thomas and the settlement judge,
Magistrate Judge Barbara A. McAuliffe.
2. The telephone call shall be placed on Friday, September 23, 2016, to begin at 11:15
a.m. Correctional staff shall initiate the phone call. The number to be dialed can be
obtained in advance by contacting Harriet Herman, courtroom deputy for Magistrate
Judge McAuliffe, at (559) 499-5788.
3. Failure to comply with this order may result in an order requiring the Warden of VSP,
or others responsible for the failure to comply, to appear before the court to show
cause why sanctions should not be imposed against them.
4. The Clerk of the Court is ordered to serve this order by facsimile (559) 665-8919 and
email on the Warden and Litigation Coordinator at VSP.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
September 15, 2016
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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