Mitchell, Roy v. Kallas, Kevin et al
ORDER denying 5 motion for a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction. Signed by District Judge William M. Conley on 4/8/2015. (jef),(ps)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN
15-cv- l 08-wmc
EDWARD F. WALL, et al.,
Former state inmate Roy Mitchell filed this civil action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983,
concerning the conditions of his confinement at the Columbia Correctional Institution.
Specifically, Mitchell contends that he was denied adequate treatment for Gender Identity
Disorder or Gender Dysphoria while incarcerated. Mitchell has now filed a motion seeking a
temporary restraining order or preliminary injunctive relief from the conditions of his release
from prison on extended supervision. Mitchell, who identifies as a transgender female, seeks
relief in particular from a requirement imposed by parole agents that he reside at a particular
shelter designated for men. The motion must be denied for three reasons, as set forth below.
First, Mitchell has failed to comply with governing procedures found in Fed. R. Civ. P.
65 and local rules on motions for injunctive relief in this district by showing that he has given
notice to the opposing party or by providing a stipulation or statement of proposed facts in
support of his request. 1 Second, Mitchell's request for a preliminary injunction does not
implicate the merits of his underlying complaint regarding the medical care he received at
CCI, and are not properly joined with this lawsuit.
See, e.g., Chicago Regional Council of
Carpenters v. Village of Schaumburg, 644 F.3d 353, 356 (7th Cir. 2011) (A plaintiff seeking
injunctive relief "must . . . ground its right to relief on events described in the complaint,
not on matters that arise later."). Third, Mitchell does not otherwise meet the low threshold
showing that he is likely to succeed on the merits, that he has no adequate remedy at law, and
that he is likely to suffer irreparable harm in the absence of preliminary relief. See Planned
Parenthood of Indiana, Inc. v. Comm'r of the Indiana State Dep't of Health, 699 F.3d 962, 972 (7th
Cir. 2012) (citations omitted). Under these circumstances, the motion will be denied.
IT IS ORDERED that Roy Mitchell's motion for a temporary restraining order or
preliminary injunction (dkt. # 5) is DENIED.
Entered this 8th day of April, 2015.
BY THE COURT:
WILLIAM M. CONLEY
' The court's written Procedures. to be Followed on Motions for Injunctive Relief are available from
the Clerk's Office upon request.
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