Pending before the Court are two motions for summary judgment (Docs. 223& 227). On March 16, 2007, the undersigned judge allowed Owens up to and including April 16, 2007 to respond to the motions (Doc. 233). As of this date, Owens has not responded to the motions.*fn1 Pursuant to Local Rule 7.1(c), the Court finds the failure to respond an admission of the merits of the motions.*fn2 Accordingly, the Court GRANTS Defendants' motions for summary judgment (Docs. 223 & 227). The Court ORDERS the Clerk of the Court to enter judgment in favor of Defendants Nancy Thomas, Terri D. Coleman, C/O Boone, C/O Heiman, C/O Fedderke, C/O Rowland, Melody Ford, Nancy Tucker, Nurse Shelton, C. Mathis, Tom Maue, Jay Ziegler, Shorn, C/O Payne, Sgt. Pelker, C/O Lockhead, J. Ryan, Latoya Owens, Major Inman, Debi Middendorf, Mary West, Assistant Warden Ucthman, Assistant Warden Spiller, Captain Slover, Karla Klindworth, Lt Bowers, C/O Colonne, Gail Broshears, Lt. Butler, Lt. Schuler, Warden McAdory, Roger E Walker, C/O Burgess, C/O Severs, Lieutenant Lowry, Warden Holmes, and Captain Whisenhunt and against Tyrone Owens.