Name of Assigned Judge Sitting Judge if Other or Magistrate Judge James F. Holderman than Assigned Judge
Plaintiff's motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis  is granted. The initial filing fee is waived. The Court orders the trust fund officer at Cook County Jail to collect monthly payments from Plaintiff's trust fund account as stated below. The clerk shall send a copy of this order to the Supervisor of Inmate Trust Fund Accounts, Cook County Dept. of Corrections Administrative Office, Division V, 2700 S. California, Chicago, Il. 60608. 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 send Plaintiff an amended civil rights complaint form with instructions, and a copy of this order. If Plaintiff does not timely comply with this order, this case shall be dismissed on the understanding that Plaintiff does not wish to proceed with this action in federal court at this time.
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Plaintiff, Jimmie C. Haynes, a pretrial detainee at Cook County Jail, brings this pro se civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983.
According to the statement submitted with his in forma pauperis application, Plaintiff has neither available funds nor means to pay the initial partial filing fee required by 28 U.S.C. § 1915(b)(1). As 28 U.S.C. § 1915(b)(4) requires that a prisoner not be prohibited from bringing suit because of inability to pay, the initial partial filing fee is waived. The trust fund officer at the correctional facility where Plaintiff is confined is authorized 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 collected from Plaintiff's trust fund account 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, Il. 60604, attn: Cashier's Desk, 20th Floor, and shall clearly identify Plaintiff's name and the case number assigned to this action.
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915A, the Court is required to conduct a prompt initial review of prisoner complaints against governmental entities or employees.
Plaintiff alleges that upon intake at Cook County Jail on November 17, 2010, he was informed that the jail did not prescribe one of the medications he was taking and that the jail did not have another of his medications. Plaintiff eventually received some medications but even these were later discontinued.
Plaintiff next alleges that at some time he was taken to Stroger Hospital and someone spoke to him about receiving a pacemaker. Plaintiff did not want surgery because medications were available to regulate his heartbeat instead of an invasive procedure.
Plaintiff also makes general allegations of nursing staff not responding to his requests for medications and being unprofessional. He also alleges that "physicians" have not managed his pain effectively, several neurological appoints at Stroger Hospital have been "avoided," and that antibiotic ointments and bandages are not available.
Plaintiff next identifies a "plethora" of isolated incidents of malpractice." Lastly, Plaintiff alleges that his crutches were improperly confiscated and that two correctional officers "conspired" to prevent hm from seeing a doctor on at least one occasion.
Plaintiff names Cook County, several unknown medical personnel, some of the nurses at Cook County Jail as Defendants.
Plaintiff's complaint fails to sufficiently state a claim against any identified Defendant and improperly includes ...