Green v. Gilbert et al

Filing 11

ORDER denying Plaintiff's 8 Motion for Protective Order signed by Magistrate Judge David W. Christel. **2 PAGE(S), PRINT ALL**(DeAngelo Green, Prisoner ID: 310589)(GMR)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT TACOMA 8 9 10 DEANGELO A GREEN, 11 Plaintiff, 13 ORDER v. 12 CASE NO. 3:17-CV-05898-RBL-DWC MARGARET GILBERT, MICHAEL GLEASON, JOHN DOE, JANE DOE, 14 Defendant. 15 16 Plaintiff DeAngelo A. Green, proceeding pro se, initiated this civil rights Complaint 17 pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. See Dkt. 1. On December 13, 2017, Plaintiff filed a Motion titled 18 “Protective Order,” wherein he states he has been placed on lockdown and does not have access 19 to his legal materials. Dkt. 8. He requests the Court contact the Washington State Penitentiary 20 (“WSP”) and give WSP permission to let Plaintiff have access to his legal papers. Id. 21 The Supreme Court has “recognized that experienced prison administrators, and not 22 judges, are in the best position to supervise the daily operations of prisons across this country.” 23 Johnson v. California, 543 U.S. 499, 529 (2005). Here, Plaintiff is requesting the Court involve 24 itself in the daily operations of WSP and its decisions regarding a prisoner’s access to documents ORDER - 1 1 while in lockdown. See Dkt. 8. Plaintiff has reviewed the Motion, and declines to insert itself 2 into the daily operations of WSP. See Jones v. North Carolina Prisoners’ Labor Union, Inc., 433 3 U.S. 119, 125 (1977) (courts must give “appropriate deference to the decisions of prison 4 administrators”). Accordingly, Plaintiff’s Motion (Dkt. 8) is denied. 5 The Court notes it has provided Plaintiff with an extension of time to file his amended 6 complaint in light of the fact he is in lockdown. See Dkt. 10. 7 Dated this 21st day of December, 2017. A 8 9 David W. Christel United States Magistrate Judge 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 ORDER - 2

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