United States District Court, W.D. Louisiana, Alexandria Division
H.L. Perez-Montes, United States Magistrate Judge
the Court is a civil rights complaint (42 U.S.C. § 1983)
filed by pro se Plaintiff Delmon Marzett
(“Marzett”) (#303968). Marzett is an inmate in
the custody of the Louisiana Department of Corrections,
incarcerated at the Dixon Correctional Institute in Jackson,
Louisiana. Marzett claims his constitutional rights were
violated by Defendants at the River's Correctional Center
and the Orleans Parish Jail when he was incarcerated at that
complains that he was arrested in New Orleans, but
transported to University Medical Center because his knee was
swollen and infected following a recent knee surgery. (Doc.
5, p. 4). After treatment at the hospital, Marzett was
returned to the Orleans Parish Jail. Because Marzett had a
court appearance in Orleans Parish, he was restrained with
shackles on his hands and feet, which were connected to a
metal box at Marzett's hip. (Doc. 5, p. 4). Marzett was
required to walk to the transport van while restrained,
despite his knee issues. (Doc. 5, p. 4).
alleges that he fell while attempting to exit the van at the
courthouse. Marzett claims he hit his head on the concrete,
rendering him unconscious. (Doc. 5, p. 4). Marzett was
transported back to the hospital. According to Marzett, an
MRI indicated severe damage to his spine. (Doc. 5, p. 4).
Marzett claims that he is still in extreme pain. (Doc. 5, p.
complains that he made repeated pleas to Orleans Parish
Sheriff Gusman for medical treatment, which were ignored.
(Doc. 5, p. 4). Marzett was then transferred to River's
Correctional Center. (Doc. 5, p. 4).
claims he began filling out grievances regarding his medical
issues upon his arrival at River's Correctional Center.
Marzett alleges he was deprived of his diet tray due to a
diabetic condition. When he attempted to address the issue,
Marzett was allegedly “locked up” for ten days
without food or medication. (Doc. 5, p. 5).
further complains that, when he was transported from
River's to New Orleans for a court date, he was
restrained on the bus for 22 hours without a bathroom break
or food. (Doc. 5, p. 5).
alleges that, on two occasions, inmates were allowed to have
sex with visitors in the visiting room where Marzett visited
with his wife. (Doc. 5, p. 5). Marzett complains a female
deputy groped his wife. (Doc. 5, p. 5).
complains that Captain Davis read aloud information from his
medical file in front of other prisoners. (Doc. 5, p. 5).
Marzett complains that he received no responses to his
grievances. (Doc. 5, p. 5).
Law and Analysis
names as Defendants Captain Davis and Major Poole, security
officers at River's Correctional Center. However, the
only allegations involving Defendants Davis or Poole are that
they advised Marzett his grievances were on Warden
Tigner's desk, and Davis read ...