Mack v. TDCJ-CID et al
ORDERED that the complaint is dismissed with prejudice for purposes of in forma pauperis proceedings pursuant to 28 USC 1915(g). Ordered that Mr Mack's 2 motion to proceed IFP is denied. Mr. Mack may resume the lawsuit if he pays the entire filing fee of $400 within 30 days from the entry of the Final Judgment. Ordered that all motions not previously ruled on are denied. Signed by Judge Ron Clark on 7/6/2017. (bjc, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
CRAIG MACK, #612010
TDCJ-CID, ET AL.
CIVIL ACTION NO. 6:17cv345
ORDER OF DISMISSAL
Plaintiff Craig Mack, an inmate confined in the Texas prison system, proceeding pro se
and seeking to proceed in forma pauperis, brings this civil rights lawsuit pursuant to 42 U.S.C.
§ 1983. The complaint was referred to United States Magistrate Judge John D. Love, who issued
a Report and Recommendation (Dkt. #4) concluding that the lawsuit should be dismissed with
prejudice for purposes of in forma pauperis proceedings pursuant to the “three strikes” provisions
of 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g). Mr. Mack has filed objections (Dkt. #7).
Mr. Mack has a long history of abuse of the federal court system. PACER lists twentyfive cases filed by him in federal courts in Texas. The following cases and appeals were dismissed
as frivolous or for failure to state a claim upon which relief may be granted before the present
lawsuit was filed: Mack v. Wilkinson, Civil Action No. 5:96cv352 (E.D. Tex. June 6, 1997); Mack
v. Peterson, Civil Action No. 6:95cv777 (E.D. Tex. Apr. 17, 1996); Mack v. Peterson, No. 9640396 (5th Cir. Jan. 7, 1997); and Mack v. Vance, Civil Action No. 5:96cv21 (E.D. Tex. March
12, 1996). In Mack v. Texas State Legislature, Civil Action No. A-99-CA-300-SS (W.D. Tex.
May 19, 1999), the Western District of Texas listed these cases and specified that “Plaintiff may
not file another civil action in forma pauperis [“IFP”] while incarcerated unless Plaintiff is in
‘imminent danger of serious physical injury.’” (citing 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g)). Since then, multiple
cases have been dismissed pursuant to the “three strikes” provisions of § 1915(g), including the
following cases: Mack v. Lynch, Civil Action No. W-12-CA-063 (W.D. Tex. March 21, 2012);
Mack v. Bell, Civil Action No. 6:12cv852, 2013 WL 618219 (E.D. Tex. Feb. 19, 2013); Mack v.
Duke, Civil Action No. W-14-CA-359 (W.D. Tex. Aug. 22, 2014).
Congress decided to end the practice by inmates of repeatedly filing frivolous lawsuits and
appeals when it passed the Prison Litigation Reform Act in 1996. An inmate may not file any
lawsuits or appeals in forma pauperis if he has three or more lawsuits or appeals previously
dismissed as “frivolous, malicious, or fails to state a claim upon which relief may be granted,
unless the prisoner is under imminent danger of serious physical injury.” 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g).
In his objections, Mr. Mack asserts that the Defendants are attempting to kill him by
making him have a severe stroke, severe heart attack or nervous breakdown by extreme stress.
He alleges that the Defendants have been deliberately indifferent to his health and safety and have
subjected him to retaliation.
He refers to TDCJ-CID and UTMB as fully operational
white supremacy hate groups, and he complains that the Magistrate Judge in his bias, prejudice
and racial hatred filed the same Report and Recommendation in another case. In order to state a
civil rights claim cognizable under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, a plaintiff must allege facts to
support his broad allegations.
Vinson v. Heckmann, 940 F.2d 114, 115 (5th Cir. 1991).
Conclusory allegations are insufficient. R.A.M. Al-Raid v. Ingle, 69 F.3d 28, 32 (5th Cir. 1995).
Mr. Mack’s objections are conclusory. He has not shown that he is under imminent danger of
serious physical injury.
The Report of the Magistrate Judge, which contains his proposed findings of fact and
recommendations for the disposition of such action, has been presented for consideration, and
having made a de novo review of the objections raised by Mr. Mack to the Report, the court is of
the opinion that the findings and conclusions of the Magistrate Judge are correct, and Mr. Mack’s
objections are without merit. Therefore, the court adopts the findings and conclusions of the
Magistrate Judge as the findings and conclusions of the court. It is accordingly
ORDERED that the complaint is DISMISSED with prejudice for purposes of in forma
pauperis proceedings pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g). It is further
ORDERED that Mr. Mack’s motion to proceed in forma pauperis (Dkt. #2) is DENIED.
Mr. Mack may resume the lawsuit if he pays the entire filing fee of $400 within thirty days from
the entry of the Final Judgment. It is finally
ORDERED that all motions not previously ruled on are DENIED.
So Ordered and Signed
Jul 6, 2017
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