United States District Court, W.D. Louisiana, Shreveport Division
RONNIE K. HONGO
JERRY GOODWIN, ET AL.
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
L. Hornsby, U.S. Magistrate Judge
accordance with the standing order of this court, this matter
was referred to the undersigned Magistrate Judge for review,
report and recommendation.
the court is a civil rights complaints filed in forma
pauperis by pro se plaintiff Ronnie K. Hongo
(“Plaintiff”), pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983.
This complaint was received and filed in this court on June
5, 2017. Plaintiff is incarcerated at the David Wade
Correctional Center in Homer, Louisiana. He claims his civil
rights were violated by prison officials. He names Jerry
Goodwin, Lonnie Nail, Tommy Garrett, John Huey, Angie Huff,
and R. Rachel as defendants.
claims that when he arrived at David Wade Correctional Center
in January of 2012, he was told that as a lifer he could keep
his property and it would be stored. He claims that when he
was locked-up on October 15, 2012, he wrote Warden Goodwin.
He claims that in January of 2013, Warden Goodwin came to see
him. He claims Warden Goodwin asked Colonel Nail about his
property. He claims Colonel Nail gave his property to other
claims that the new DWCC posted policy states that inmates no
longer have to send their property home or destroy it. He
claims that if an inmate's property is contraband, the
inmate will be written up.
claims that on August 17, 2015, he was locked-up for a rule
violation. He claims Lt. Burn was ordered to escort him to
the south compound gate and did not seal his locker boxes.
Plaintiff claims that when he requested his locker boxes, he
was told that they were lost.
claims that on October 13, 2015, he received one of his
locker boxes. He claims he informed Captain Huey that one of
his locker boxes was missing and that he wanted to send his
property home. He claims Captain Huey wanted him to sign a
confiscation form stating that his property was contraband.
claims that on October 22, 2015, his second locker box was
found. He claims that once the seal was removed from the box,
he noticed that property was missing. He claims he asked
Captain Huey to record that his property and two stacks of
his legal work were missing. Plaintiff claims Captain Huey
again wanted him to sign a confiscation of contraband form
stating that his property was contraband. He claims he told
Captain Huey that he would go to Captain Nail's office
and remove the books and magazines from his property so he
could mail his property home.
claims he never granted Colonel Nail consent to destroy his
property. He claims he requested to send his property home,
but only one of his locker boxes could be found.
Plaintiff seeks monetary compensation.
following reasons, Plaintiff's claim should be dismissed
with prejudice as frivolous under 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e).