Fields v. Okoye et al
MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by District Judge James C. Cacheris on 3/29/2017. (dest, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE
EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA
Mark Ranzell Fields,
L. Okoye, et ah,
Mark Ranzell Fields was a Virginia inmate when he filed this pro se civil rights action,
pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983, alleging that he suffered deliberate indifference to his serious
medical needs at the Alexandria Detention Center ("ADC").1 Plaintiffmoved to proceed in
forma pauperis in the action. Following review of the initial complaint, deficiencies in it were
explained to plaintiff, and he was allowed an opportunity to file a particularized and amended
complaint. After careful review of the amended complaint, the claim must be dismissed with
prejudice pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915A(b)(l) for failure to state a claim for which relief can be
'It appears that plaintiff is nowresiding at a private residence.
2Section 1915A provides:
(a) Screening.—The court shall review,beforedocketing,if feasibleor, in anyevent,
as soon as practicable after docketing, a complaint in a civil action in which a
prisoner seeks redress from a governmental entity or officer or employee of a
(b) Grounds for dismissal.—On review, the court shall identify cognizable claims
or dismiss the complaint, or any portion of the complaint, if the complaint—
(1) is frivolous, malicious, or fails to state a claim upon which relief
can be granted; or
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