IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
October 7, 2011
TREMAYNE D. CARROLL, PLAINTIFF,
WARDEN TIM VIRGA, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Kendall J. Newman United States Magistrate Judge
Plaintiff, a state prisoner housed at California State Prison, Sacramento (CSPSAC), filed a document styled "Order to Show Cause for a Preliminary Injunction and Temporary Restraining Order." (Dkt. No. 1.) Plaintiff seeks a court order enjoining defendants from transferring plaintiff to "prisons where 'The Green Wall' ha[s] a stronghold (HDSP, SVSP, CSP-COR, RJD, KVSP, NKSP, PBSP)." (Dkt. No. 1 at 2.) Plaintiff claims defendants are not "honoring [the] confidential contract signed by petitioner, C/O Camp and Warden Tim Virga to house [plaintiff] at CSP-SAC or Mule Creek State Prison only for plaintiff's safety, and out of [administrative segregation ("ad seg")]." (Id.) Plaintiff states he "has been the victim of several physical/sexual assaults by staff, threats/torture by CDCR (CSP-SAC, CSP-COR, CMF, PVSP) from Feb. 7, 2011 thr[ough] the present." (Dkt. No. 1 at 1.) Plaintiff alleges "these attacks are based on [plaintiff] writing up the illegal activities of the rogue and corrupt 'Green Wall' officials at CSP-SAC who operate outside of the law, outside of CDCR policy and under the Code of Silence with no regard of consequences." (Id.)
Plaintiff is presently housed at CSP-SAC in ad seg.
No other pleadings have been filed by the plaintiff. In order to commence an action, plaintiff must file a complaint as required by Rule 3 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and plaintiff must either pay the required filing fee or file an application requesting leave to proceed in forma pauperis.*fn1 See 28 U.S.C. §§ 1914(a), 1915(a). The court will not issue any orders granting or denying relief until an action has been properly commenced. Therefore, plaintiff's motion will be denied without prejudice. Plaintiff will be provided the opportunity to file his complaint, and to submit an application requesting leave to proceed in forma pauperis or to submit the appropriate filing fee.
Plaintiff is cautioned that a prisoner may bring no § 1983 action until he has exhausted such administrative remedies as are available to him. 42 U.S.C. § 1997e(a). The requirement is mandatory. Booth v. Churner, 532 U.S. 731, 741 (2001).
In accordance with the above, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. Plaintiff's October 4, 2011 request (dkt. no. 1) is denied without prejudice;
2. Plaintiff is granted thirty days from the date of service of this order to file a complaint*fn2 that complies with the requirements of the Civil Rights Act, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and the Local Rules of Practice; the complaint must bear the docket number assigned this case; plaintiff must file an original and two copies of the complaint. Plaintiff shall also submit, within thirty days from the date of this order, the application to proceed in forma pauperis on the form provided by the Clerk of Court, or the filing fee in the amount of $350.00.
Plaintiff's failure to comply with this order will result in a recommendation that this matter be dismissed; and
3. The Clerk of the Court is directed to send plaintiff the court's form for filing a civil rights action, and the application to proceed in forma pauperis by a prisoner.