Steels v. TDCJ-CID et al
MEMORANDUM ORDER OVERRULING OBJECTIONS AND ADOPTING THE MAGISTRATE JUDGE'S REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION that this case be dismissed for failing to state a claim upon which relief may be granted. Signed by Judge Marcia A. Crone on 7/26/17. (mrp, )
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
TEXAS DEPT. OF CRIM. JUSTICE, et al., §
EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
PRINCELLA V. STEELS,
CIVIL ACTION NO. 1:16-CV-519
MEMORANDUM ORDER OVERRULING OBJECTIONS AND ADOPTING
THE MAGISTRATE JUDGE’S REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
Plaintiff Princella V. Steels, an inmate confined at the Hobby Unit of the Texas Department
of Criminal Justice, Correctional Institutions Division, proceeding pro se, filed this civil rights
lawsuit pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The court previously 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 has submitted a Report and
Recommendation of United States Magistrate Judge recommending the case be dismissed for
failing to state a claim upon which relief may be granted
The court has received the Report and Recommendation, along with the record, pleadings,
and all available evidence. Plaintiff filed objections to the magistrate judge’s Report and
The court has conducted a de novo review of the objections in relation to the pleadings and
the applicable law.
After careful consideration, the court is of the opinion the objections are
without merit. The magistrate judge correctly concluded that as Texas has an adequate postdeprivation remedy, the negligent deprivation of property by prison officials does not violate a
Accordingly, the objections filed by plaintiff 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 shall be entered dismissing this lawsuit.
SIGNED at Beaumont, Texas, this 7th day of September, 2004.
SIGNED at Plano, Texas, this 26th day of July, 2017.
MARCIA A. CRONE
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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