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Squires v. Pennington

United States District Court, E.D. Arkansas, Western Division

October 9, 2014

WILLIAM J. SQUIRES, ADC #144213 and AARON J. TANNER, Plaintiffs,
v.
BRUCE PENNINGTON, et al., Defendants.

PROPOSED FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

JEROME T. KEARNEY, Magistrate Judge.

INSTRUCTIONS

The following recommended disposition has been sent to United States District Judge Billy Roy Wilson. Any party may serve and file written objections to this recommendation. Objections should be specific and should include the factual or legal basis for the objection. If the objection is to a factual finding, specifically identify that finding and the evidence that supports your objection. An original and one copy of your objections must be received in the office of the United States District Court Clerk no later than fourteen (14) days from the date of the findings and recommendations. The copy will be furnished to the opposing party. Failure to file timely objections may result in waiver of the right to appeal questions of fact.

If you are objecting to the recommendation and also desire to submit new, different, or additional evidence, and to have a hearing for this purpose before the District Judge, you must, at the same time that you file your written objections, include the following:

1. Why the record made before the Magistrate Judge is inadequate.

2. Why the evidence proffered at the hearing before the District Judge (if such a hearing is granted) was not offered at the hearing before the Magistrate Judge.

3. The detail of any testimony desired to be introduced at the hearing before the District Judge in the form of an offer of proof, and a copy, or the original, of any documentary or other non-testimonial evidence desired to be introduced at the hearing before the District Judge.

From this submission, the District Judge will determine the necessity for an additional evidentiary hearing, either before the Magistrate Judge or before the District Judge.

Mail your objections and "Statement of Necessity" to:

I. Introduction

Plaintiffs William Squires and Aaron Tanner filed this pro se action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983, while incarcerated at the Saline County Detention Center (Jail), complaining about several allegedly unconstitutional conditions of confinement. (Doc. Nos. 10, 11)[1]

Pending before the Court is the Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment (Doc. No. 40). Plaintiffs have not filed Responses, despite the Court's September 17, 2014 Order directing such (Doc. No. 46).[2]

In Plaintiff Tanner's Amended Complaint, he alleges that the Jail does not provide a sufficient diet or caloric intake of food, or sufficient amounts of hygiene and indigent items. (Doc. No. 10, p. 2) He also complains about the lack of adequate recreation time, and an inadequate grievance procedure. (Id., p. 3) Plaintiff Squires complains that Defendants force him to listen to Christian church services where his Buddhist religion is criticized, and fail to provide adequate HIV and ...


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