Caballero v. TDCJ Correctional Officers
MEMORANDUM ORDER OVERRULING PLAINTIFF'S OBJECTIONS AND ADOPTING THE MAGISTRATE JUDGE'S REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION that this action be dismissed without prejudice for failing to exhaust available administrative remedies. Signed by Judge Marcia A. Crone on 11/30/15. (mrp, )
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
TDCJ CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS,
EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
CIVIL ACTION NO. 1:15-CV-364
MEMORANDUM ORDER OVERRULING PLAINTIFF’S OBJECTIONS AND
ADOPTING THE MAGISTRATE JUDGE’S REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
Plaintiff Gregorio Caballero, an inmate confined at the Stiles Unit in Beaumont, Texas,
proceeding pro se, brought this lawsuit pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against TDCJ Correctional
The court referred this matter to the Honorable Zack Hawthorn, United States Magistrate
Judge, at Beaumont, Texas, for consideration pursuant to applicable laws and orders of this court.
The Magistrate Judge recommends this action be dismissed without prejudice for failing to exhaust
available administrative remedies.
The court has received and considered the Report and Recommendation of United States
Magistrate Judge filed pursuant to such referral, along with the record, pleadings and all available
evidence. Plaintiff filed a motion for extension of time to exhaust his administrative remedies.
Liberally interpreted, plaintiff’s pleading is construed as objections to the magistrate judge’s
Report and Recommendation. This requires a de novo review of the objections in relation to the
pleadings and the applicable law. See FED. R. CIV. P. 72(b).
After careful consideration, the court concludes plaintiff’s objections are without merit.
Plaintiff requests an extension of time to exhaust his administrative remedies and to be transferred
from the Stiles Unit until he has exhausted his administrative remedies because the living
conditions at the Stiles Unit are dangerous. However, administrative remedies must be exhausted
prior to filing the complaint whether the claims involve general circumstances or particular
episodes. See Porter v. Nussle, 534 U.S. 516, 523-32 (2002); Wood v. Hirsch, 461 F. App’x 365,
365 (5th Cir. 2011) (affirming district court’s refusal to stay proceedings to enable plaintiff to
exhaust and rejecting claim that “emergency conditions” justified excusing the exhaustion
requirements). Since plaintiff did not exhaust his administrative remedies prior to filing this
action, the above-styled action should be dismissed without prejudice to plaintiff’s ability to file
his claims once he has exhausted the available administrative remedies.
Accordingly, plaintiff’s objections are OVERRULED.
The findings of fact and
conclusions of law of the magistrate judge are correct, and the report of the magistrate judge is
ADOPTED. A final judgment will be entered in this case in accordance with the magistrate
SIGNED at Beaumont, Texas, this 7th day of September, 2004.
SIGNED at Beaumont, Texas, this 30th day of November, 2015.
MARCIA A. CRONE
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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