Bryant v. J Reuben Long Detention Center
ORDER accepting 19 Report and Recommendation and OVERRULING Plaintiff's 22 Objections. Defendant J. Reuben Long Detention Center is DISMISSED without prejudice and without issuance and service of process. Signed by Chief Judge Terry L Wooten on 6/28/17. (kmca)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Benjamin Davis Bryant,
J. Reuben Long Detention Center, Phillipe E.
Thompson, Wayne M. Owens, Joey Johnson,
C/A No.: 6:16-cv-02905-TLW
Plaintiff Benjamin Davis Bryant, proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis, filed this action
on August 22, 2016, alleging violations of his constitutional rights pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983.
ECF No. 1. This matter now comes before this Court for review of the Report and
Recommendation (“the Report”) filed on September 16, 2016, by United States Magistrate Judge
Kevin F. McDonald, ECF No. 19, to whom this case was assigned pursuant to 28 U.S.C.
§ 636(b)(1)(B) and Local Civil Rule 73.02(B)(2)(d), (D.S.C.). In the Report, the Magistrate Judge
recommends that the Court dismiss Defendant J. Reuben Long Detention Center without prejudice
and without issuance and service of process pursuant to § 1915A. Plaintiff filed Objections to the
Report on September 30, 2016. ECF No. 22. This matter is now ripe for disposition.
In conducting its review, the Court applies the following standard:
The magistrate judge makes only a recommendation to the Court, to which any
party may file written objections.... The Court is not bound by the recommendation
of the magistrate judge but, instead, retains responsibility for the final
determination. The Court is required to make a de novo determination of those
portions of the report or specified findings or recommendation as to which an
objection is made. However, the Court is not required to review, under a de novo
or any other standard, the factual or legal conclusions of the magistrate judge as to
those portions of the report and recommendation to which no objections are
addressed. While the level of scrutiny entailed by the Court's review of the Report
thus depends on whether or not objections have been filed, in either case the Court
is free, after review, to accept, reject, or modify any of the magistrate judge's
findings or recommendations.
Wallace v. Housing Auth. of the City of Columbia, 791 F. Supp. 137, 138 (D.S.C. 1992) (citations
In light of the standard set forth in Wallace, the Court has reviewed, de novo, the Report
and the Plaintiff’s summary objections to the Report. Accordingly, the Court hereby ACCEPTS
the Report, ECF No. 19. Plaintiff’s Objections, ECF No. 22, are OVERRULED. For the reasons
stated in the Report and those stated herein, Defendant J. Reuben Long Detention Center is
DISMISSED without prejudice and without issuance and service of process.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
s/Terry L. Wooten____________
Chief United States District Judge
June 28, 2017
Columbia, South Carolina
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