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Paul S. Morrow, # N72090 v. S.A. Godinez

May 8, 2013

PAUL S. MORROW, # N72090, PLAINTIFF,
v.
S.A. GODINEZ, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.



The opinion of the court was delivered by: Murphy, District Judge:

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER

Plaintiff Paul S. Morrow, currently incarcerated at Menard Correctional Center ("Menard"), brought this pro se civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against 24 prison officials and health care providers (16 of whom are named and 8 are yet to be identified). According to the complaint, Plaintiff was handcuffed and beaten by prison guards in October 2012, and subsequently denied medical treatment for his injuries. Plaintiff's efforts to lodge administrative grievances regarding those events were stifled because his grievances were either not delivered or were ignored-he does not know which because inquiries about whether his grievances were delivered have gone unanswered.

By Order dated May 3, 2013 (Doc. 7), the Court conducted a preliminary review of the complaint pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915A, dismissing multiple defendants, but allowing the following claims to proceed:

COUNT 1: anEighth Amendment claim regarding excessive force, against

C/O HOOD, C/O CHEATHAM and UNIDENTIFIED OTHERS;

COUNT 2: an Eighth Amendment failure to protect claim against Defendants

STARKWEATHER, DAVIS, MAYER and UNIDENTIFIED OTHERS; and

COUNT 3: an Eighth Amendment medical indifference claim against

Defendants GREATHOUSE, LANG, and an UNIDENTIFIED OPTOMETRIST and SICK CALL NURSES.

However, the Order neglected to address the fates of Defendants J. Lashbrook and C/O Phelps, which this Order shall now remedy.

The Applicable Standard of Review

Section 1915A provides:

(a) Screening.-- The court shall review, before docketing, if feasible or, in any event, as soon as practicable after docketing, a complaint in a civil action in which a prisoner seeks redress from a governmental entity or officer or employee of a governmental entity.

(b) Grounds for Dismissal.-- On review, the court shall identify cognizable claims or dismiss the complaint, or any portion of ...


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