Name of Assigned Joan H. Lefkow Sitting Judge if Judge or Other than Magistrate Judge Assigned Judge
Plaintiff's motion for leave to file in forma pauperis  is granted. The Court authorizes and orders the trust fund officer at Stateville Correctional Center to deduct $5.75 from Plaintiff's account, and to continue making monthly deductions in accordance with this order. The Clerk shall send a copy of this order to the trust fund officer at Stateville Correctional Center. However, summonses shall not issue at this time. The complaint on file is dismissed without prejudice. Plaintiff is granted thirty days to submit an amended complaint (plus a judge's copy and service copies). The Clerk is directed to provide Plaintiff an amended civil rights complaint form with instructions. Failure to submit an amended complaint within thirty days of the date of this order will result in summary dismissal of this case in its entirety.
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Plaintiff, Fredeal Truidalle, an inmate at the Stateville Correctional Center, brings this pro se civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983.
Plaintiff's motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis is granted. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(b)(1), Plaintiff is assessed an initial partial filing fee of $5.75. The supervisor of inmate trust accounts at the Stateville Correctional Center is authorized and ordered to collect, when funds exist, the partial filing fee from Plaintiff's trust fund account and pay it directly to the Clerk of Court. After payment of the initial partial filing fee, Plaintiff's trust fund officer is directed to collect monthly payments from Plaintiff's trust fund account in an amount equal to 20% of the preceding month's income credited to the account. Monthly payments shall be forwarded to the Clerk of Court each time the amount in the account exceeds $10 until the full $350 filing fee is paid. All payments shall be sent to the Clerk, United States District Court, 219 S. Dearborn St., Chicago, Illinois 60604, attn: Cashier's Desk, 20th Floor, and shall clearly identify Plaintiff's name and the case number assigned to this action. The Stateville inmate trust account office shall notify transferee authorities of any outstanding balance in the event Plaintiff is transferred to another correctional facility.
Under 28 U.S.C. § 1915A, the Court is required to conduct a prompt review of the complaint.
Plaintiff raises various claims against numerous Stateville administrators and staff members. Plaintiff first alleges that Director Godinez "has failed to put in place a policy that allows for appropriate medical treatment." He alleges that Godinez signed off on a grievance that should have been addressed with a formal hearing before the administrative review board. The grievance pertained to delays in having medications renewed at Stateville.
Plaintiff next alleges that Warden Marcus Hardy improperly denied several emergency grievances pertaining to medical issues because he is not a medical provider. For example, Plaintiff is now taking three medications for a condition that was included in an emergency grievance that Hardy found did not constitute an emergency.
Plaintiff alleges that Dr. Schaffer is "incompetent and lack[s] the ability to communicate with people." He also alleges that Dr. Schaffer wrongly addresses only the medical issue on the medical slip before him instead of treating not only the medical issue included on the medical slip but other medical issues that have arisen.
Plaintiff alleges that several times Dr. Williams has told Plaintiff that his medications would be re-ordered but sometimes he has to wait several days for the refill.
Lastly, Plaintiff alleges that the new medical director, Dr. Bautista, has "not put into place any new rule to address the on going problems." In fact, it now takes longer to see a doctor and "refill orders" are months behind. In addition, Royce Brown, ...