Aquilar-Avellaveda v. Terrell

Filing 3

ORDER ENTERED: Plaintiff is granted twenty (20) days to supplement the record to avoid dismissal of the complaint without prejudice pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 1997e(a). Signed by Senior Judge Sam A. Crow on 07/27/06.(smnd)

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Aquilar-Avellaveda v. Terrell Doc. 3 Case 5:06-cv-03201-SAC Document 3 Filed 07/27/2006 Page 1 of 3 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF KANSAS JOSE ELI AQUILAR-AVELLAVEDA,1 Plaintiff, v. DUKE TERRELL, Defendant. CASE NO. 06-3201-SAC ORDER Before the court is a civil complaint filed by a prisoner incarcerated in the United States Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas (USPLVN). Also before the court is plaintiff's motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis under 28 U.S.C. 1915. Plaintiff essentially seeks injunctive relief and discovery related to his allegations that USPLVN staff have intercepted and destroyed legal materials plaintiff prepared for submission to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Plaintiff also claims the lighting in his segregated cell causes him sleep deprivation and constitutes "mental de-programming." The court notes alternative spellings of plaintiff's name in court records. The spelling of plaintiff's name in his criminal case and direct appeal is "Aquilar-Avellaveda," and this appears to be the spelling of plaintiff's name in Bureau of Prisons records. In his 2255 motion and appeal, plaintiff's name is spelled as "Aguilar-Avellaneda." Although plaintiff's pleadings in the instant action reflect this latter spelling of his name, the court uses plaintiff's name as spelled by the Bureau of Prisons. 1 Case 5:06-cv-03201-SAC Document 3 Filed 07/27/2006 Page 2 of 3 Although plaintiff asserts jurisdiction under 42 U.S.C. 1983 and the Alien Tort Claims Act, 28 U.S.C. 1350, the court liberally construes this action as seeking relief under Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents of Federal Bureau of Narcotics, 403 U.S. 388 (1971), for the alleged violation of plaintiff's constitutional rights. The court further finds the complaint is subject to being dismissed without prejudice based on plaintiff's apparent failure to fully exhaust administrative remedies. Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 1997e(a), plaintiff is required to fully exhaust administrative remedies on all claims presented in his complaint. Plaintiff has the burden of pleading exhaustion of remedies. his claim He and or "must also provide either their a comprehensible copies of with administrative statement of attach administrative specificity." proceedings describe disposition Steele v. Federal Bureau of Prisons, 355 F.3d 1204, Because plaintiff identifies no such 1211 (10th Cir. 2003). exhaustion of administrative remedies on any of his claims, the court directs plaintiff to show cause why the complaint should be not be dismissed when he without can prejudice this to plaintiff refiling his for complaint satisfy statutory requirement bringing an action in a federal court. response may result in the The failure to file a timely of this matter without dismissal prejudice and without further prior notice to the plaintiff. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that plaintiff is granted twenty (20) days to supplement the record to avoid dismissal of the complaint without prejudice pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 1997e(a). 2 Case 5:06-cv-03201-SAC Document 3 Filed 07/27/2006 Page 3 of 3 IT IS SO ORDERED. DATED: This 27th day of July 2006 at Topeka, Kansas. s/ Sam A. Crow SAM A. CROW U.S. Senior District Judge 3

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