Baines v. Clarke et al
MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by District Judge James R. Spencer on 12/19/2016. Copy mailed to Plaintiff. (walk, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA
DEC 2 0 2016
CLtHK, U.S. DISTRICT COURT
Civil Action No. 3:14CV616
C. HICKS, e/fl/.,
Artis Baines, a Virginia inmate proceeding pro se, brings this 42 U.S.C. § 1983' action
alleging that Defendants^ violated his First Amendment free exercise rights,^ his Fourteenth
Amendment equal protection rights/ his due process rights,^ his rights under the Religious Land
' That statute provides, in pertinent part:
Every person who, under color of any statute ... of any State ... subjects,
or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person within
the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities
secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an
action at law....
42 U.S.C. § 1983.
^Baines names the following Defendants: (1) C. Hicks, Assistant Food Operations
Director at Greensville Correctional Center ("GCC"); (2) Kathryn Whitehead, Wage Food
Operations Supervisor at GCC; (3) Anthony Anderson, Food Operations Director Senior at
GCC; (4) Rodney T. Garrett, former Unit Head Manager of Building 6 at GCC; (5) Carolyn M.
Parker, Assistant Warden at GCC; (6) Mark Engelke, Directorof Food Services at the Virginia
Department of Corrections ("VDOC"); (7)Natarcha Gregg, Registered Dietician of the VDOC;
and, (8) Harold W. Clarke, Director of the VDOC. (See Final Compl. 2-8, ECF No. 72;
Answer 3-4, ECF No. 79.)
^"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the
free exercise thereof...." U.S. Const, amend. 1.
"No State shall... deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the
laws." U.S. Const, amend. XIV, § 1.
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