Ryan v. Arledge et al
ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFFS MOTION 57 TO PERMIT PRISONER WITNESSES TO COMMUNICATE. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jane M. Virden on 9/25/17. (cr)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI
BRENT EVERRETT RYAN
MIKE ARLEDGE, SHERIFF, ET AL.
ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFF’S MOTION  TO
PERMIT PRISONER WITNESSES TO COMMUNICATE
This matter comes before the court on the motion  by the plaintiff for the court to issue an
order requiring the Mississippi Department of Corrections to permit the plaintiff and one of his inmate
witnesses to communicate with each other. For security reasons, the Mississippi Department of
Corrections has established a policy to prohibit inmates from communicating through
telecommunications or mail. The court will not interfere with that policy. As such, the plaintiff’s
request  to communicate with an inmate witness is DENIED. The plaintiff’s request for a writ of
habeas corpus ad testificandum to ensure the presence of inmate John Knight at a hearing or trial of this
matter is DISMISSED as unnecessary. The plaintiff need only include Mr. Knight on his witness list,
and the court will issue such a writ.
SO ORDERED, this, the 25th day of September, 2017.
/s/ Jane M. Virden
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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