Farley v. Virga et al
ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Kendall J. Newman on 5/28/2015. Clerk directed to serve a copy of plaintiff's 5/7/2015 102 Motion for Restraining Order on the Warden of California State Prison-Corcoran at P.O. Box 3461 in Corcoran, California 93212-3461. Within 10 days of date of this Order, the Warden at Corcoran shall file the Briefing described in text of Order. [cc: Warden / Corcoran State Prison] (Marciel, M)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
WILLIAM D. FARLEY,
No. 2:13-cv-1751 WBS KJN P
T. VIRGA, et al.,
Plaintiff is a state prisoner, proceeding without counsel, with a civil rights action pursuant
to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Pending before the court is plaintiff’s May 7, 2015 motion for injunctive
relief. (ECF No. 102.) For the following reasons, the Warden of California State Prison-
Corcoran (“Corcoran”) is ordered to file a response.
This action is proceeding on plaintiff’s amended complaint filed November 13, 2013.
(ECF No. 11) All events alleged occurred at California State Prison-Sacramento (“CSP-Sac”),
where defendants are located. Plaintiff alleges that he was sexually battered by defendants
Delaney, Higgins, May, Gonzales and Scoggins. Plaintiff also alleges that he was severely beaten
in building B-3 less than an hour after defendant Meirs ordered him to go to there.
Plaintiff is currently housed at Corcoran. Plaintiff alleges that on April 30, 2015, his
doctors at Corcoran reclassified him as Enhanced Outpatient (“EOP”) status. Plaintiff alleges that
the only prison he can be transferred to with this new classification is CSP-Sac. Plaintiff alleges
that his life will be in danger if he is housed at CSP-Sac, where defendants are located. Plaintiff
alleges that he is on a hunger strike to protest his transfer to CSP-Sac.
No defendants are located at Corcoran. Usually persons or entities not parties to an action
are not subject to orders for injunctive relief. Zenith Radio Corp. v. Hazeltine Research, Inc., 395
U.S. 100 (1969). However, the fact that one is not a party does not automatically preclude the
court from acting. The All Writs Act, 28 U.S.C. § 1651(a), permits the court to issue writs
“necessary or appropriate in aid of their jurisdiction and agreeable to the usages and principles of
law.” See generally S.E.C. v. G.C. George Securities, Inc., 637 F.2d 685 (9th Cir. 1981); United
States v. New York Telephone Co., 434 U.S. 159 (1977). This section does not grant the court
plenary power to act in any way it wishes; rather the All Writs Act is meant to aid the court in the
exercise and preservation of its jurisdiction. Plum Creek Lumber Company v. Hutton, 608 F.2d
1283, 1289 (9th Cir. 1979).
The undersigned is concerned by plaintiff’s claim that he is on a hunger strike to protest a
transfer to a prison where he was allegedly sexually assaulted and beaten. For that reason, the
Warden of Corcoran is directed to file a status report addressing plaintiff’s claim that he is set to
be transferred to CSP-Sac, and whether plaintiff’s claims regarding being sexually assaulted and
beaten at that prison have been taken into account. The Warden shall also address the status of
plaintiff’s alleged hunger strike.1
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. The Clerk of the Court is directed to serve a copy of this order and plaintiff’s May 7,
2015 motion for injunctive relief on the Warden of California State Prison-Corcoran, California
State Prison-Corcoran, P.O. Box 3461, Corcoran, California, 93212-3461;
2. Within ten days of the date of this order, the Corcoran Warden shall file the briefing
Dated: May 28, 2015
Records from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (“CDCR”) indicate
that as of May 27, 2015, plaintiff is still housed at Corcoran.
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