Jackson v. SCI Huntingdon Prison Officials

Full title: RONALD JACKSON, Plaintiff, v. SCI HUNTINGDON PRISON OFFICIALS, et al., Defendants.

Court: United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania

Date published: Nov 9, 2022

Facts

The plaintiff initiated this case through the filing of a complaint on June 27, 2018, alleging that various officials at SCI-Huntingdon were deliberately indifferent to his serious medical needs in violation of the Eighth Amendment and that they retaliated against him for the filing of grievances in violation of the First Amendment. Defendants moved to dismiss the complaint on March 1, 2019. The Court subsequently granted Plaintiff leave to amend, and Plaintiff filed an amended complaint on February 24, 2020. Defendants again moved to dismiss.

Issue

Whether there is the identity of capacity between the instant case and the previous state court proceeding.

Decision

Defendants’ motion for judgment on the pleadings will be granted as to Plaintiff’s first seven claims, Plaintiff’s eighth and ninth claims will be dismissed, and Plaintiff’s motion to compel discovery will be denied as moot.

An appropriate Order follows.

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