United States District Court, S.D. Illinois
December 7, 2005.
GERALD JONES, Plaintiff,
JEFF MOORE, et al., Defendants.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: CLIFFORD PROUD, Magistrate Judge
Before the Court are two similar motions filed by plaintiff,
both alleging that several correctional officers at Pontiac
Correctional Center have been throwing out plaintiff's legal
mail, and that the warden has allowed the problem to continue,
despite plaintiff's grievances. (Docs. 73 and 74). Plaintiff
seeks copies of documents he perceives to have been filed in this
case, a restraining order and "an adequate remedy."
Defendants have filed responses indicating that they have all
sent plaintiff copies of the most recently filed documents.
(Docs. 72 and 75). Therefore, plaintiff's motion is moot
insofar as he seeks copies.
Insofar as plaintiff seeks injunctive relief and an adequate
remedy, the Court is without jurisdiction over the correctional
officers and warden alleged to be interfering with plaintiff's
legal mail, because those individuals are not defendants in this
action. Plaintiff's only remedy lies in filing a separate action
against those individuals.
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that plaintiff's motions for copies,
a restraining order and "an adequate remedy" (Docs. 73 and 74)
are DENIED. IT IS SO ORDERED.
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