Thomas v. Voong
FINDINGS and RECOMMENDATIONS signed by Magistrate Judge Craig M. Kellison on 02/07/14 recommending that plaintiff's motion for injunctive relief 30 be denied. MOTION for injunction relief 30 referred to Judge Morrison C. England Jr. Objections due within 14 days. (Plummer, M)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
JASON LATRELL THOMAS,
FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
TERRY, et al.,
Plaintiff, a prisoner proceeding pro se, brings this civil rights action pursuant to
42 U.S.C. § 1983. Pending before the court is plaintiff’s motion for injunctive relief (Doc. 30).
In his motion, plaintiff asserts that unidentified prison officials at the California
Medical Facility are not providing him access to his legal materials and the prison law library.
Plaintiff seeks injunctive relief against individuals who are not named as defendants in this
action. This court is unable to issue an order against individuals who are not parties to a suit
pending before it. See Zenith Radio Corp. v. Hazeltine Research, Inc., 395 U.S. 100, 112 (1969).
The request must, therefore, be denied.
Additionally, where a prisoner is seeking injunctive relief with respect to
conditions of confinement, the prisoner’s transfer to another prison renders the request for
injunctive relief moot, unless there is some evidence of an expectation of being transferred back.
See Prieser v. Newkirk, 422 U.S. 395, 402-03 (1975); Johnson v. Moore, 948 F.3d 517, 519 (9th
Cir. 1991) (per curiam). Such is the case here. Plaintiff’s motion was filed when he was housed
at the California Medical Facility and concerns his conditions of confinement at that prison.
Because plaintiff has since been transferred to California State Prison, Sacramento, and because
plaintiff does not allege an expectation of being transferred back to the California Medical
Facility, his motion should also be denied because it is moot.
Based on the foregoing, the undersigned recommends that plaintiff’s motion for
injunctive relief (Doc. 30) be denied.
These findings and recommendations are submitted to the United States District
Judge assigned to the case, pursuant to the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(l). Within 14 days
after being served with these findings and recommendations, any party may file written
objections with the court. Responses to objections shall be filed within 14 days after service of
objections. Failure to file objections within the specified time may waive the right to appeal.
See Martinez v. Ylst, 951 F.2d 1153 (9th Cir. 1991).
DATED: February 7, 2014
CRAIG M. KELLISON
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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