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Conway v. Godinez

United States District Court, C.D. Illinois

November 8, 2016

GREGORY T. CONWAY, Plaintiff,
v.
SLAVADOR GODINEZ, et.al., Defendants

          SUMMARY JUDGMENT ORDER

          SARA DARROW UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

         This cause is before the Court for consideration of the Defendants' motion for summary judgment. [61]

         I. BACKGROUND

         Plaintiff, a pro se prisoner, alleges 22 Defendants at Western Illinois Correctional Center violated his constitutional rights. Plaintiff has the following eight claims before the Court:

1) Defendant James Holder violated Plaintiff's First Amendment rights when Holder conducted a sexually abusive strip search on December 25, 2014 in retaliation for Plaintiff's previous grievances.
2) Defendant Holder violated Plaintiff's Eighth Amendment rights with a sexually abusive strip search on December 25, 2014.
3) Defendants Holder, Jim Watson and Rick Anderson violated Plaintiff's First Amendment rights when they retaliated against him for his grievances by either issuing a disciplinary report on December 29, 2014 or finding him guilty of the infraction and taking his television.
4) Defendants Holder and Watson conspired to deprive Plaintiff of his constitutional rights on December 29, 2014.
5) Defendants Tom Moore, John Hamilton, Mr. Duncan, Cory Huston, Todd Ham, Todd Shepler, Alex Banta, Timothy Tuter, Robert Powers, T. Roberts, A. Haley, Bradley Bowen, Matt Beswick, Isaac Dorsey, Rick Forman, Richard Ruble, Parker, Robert Fishell and Byron Law violated Plaintiff's Eighth Amendment rights based on his living conditions in segregation for 38 days in April and May of 2015.
6) Defendants Moore, Hamilton, Duncan, Huston, Ham, Shepler, Banta, Tuter, Powers, Roberts, Haley, Bowen, Beswick, Dorsey, Forman, Ruble, Parker, Fishell and Law retaliated against the Plaintiff for his complaints of sexual abuse by keeping him in an unsanitary cell for 38 days in April and May of 2015.
7) Officer Duncan retaliated against the Plaintiff for his grievances when he took his glasses and refused to return them on April 13, 2015.
8) Eye Doctor John Doe violated Plaintiff's Eighth Amendment rights when he failed to provide Plaintiff with glasses for more than five months. See December 16, 2015 Merit Review Order; April 27, 2016 Text Order.

         The Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) Defendants have filed a motion for summary judgment on the issue of ...


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