United States District Court, M.D. Georgia, Macon Division
September 15, 2014
GRADY R. WILLIAMS, JR, Plaintiff,
Commissioner BRIAN OWENS, et al., Defendant.
MARC T. TREADWELL, District Judge.
This matter is before the Court on the Recommendation of United States Magistrate Judge Stephen Hyles. (Doc. 36). The Magistrate Judge recommends granting the Defendants' motion to dismiss (Doc. 16) and denying the Plaintiff's motions for a preliminary injunction. (Docs. 25, 32). Specifically, the Magistrate Judge recommends granting the motion to dismiss because the Plaintiff failed to exhaust his administrative remedies before filing his § 1983 action pursuant to the Prisoner Litigation Reform Act, 42 U.S.C. § 1997e(a). Brown v. Sikes, 212 F.3d 1205, 1207 (11th Cir. 2000). Moreover, he did not "complet[e] the administrative review process in accordance with the applicable procedural rules." Jones v. Bock, 549 U.S. 199, 218 (2007). The Magistrate Judge recommends denying the Plaintiff's motion for a preliminary injunction because the specific injunctive relief requested is impermissible under the law,  and the Plaintiff has failed to show "substantial likelihood of success on the merits."
The Plaintiff has objected to the Recommendation. (Doc. 37). Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1), the Court has considered the Plaintiff's objections and has made a de novo determination of the portions of the Recommendation to which the Plaintiff objects. Because the Plaintiff failed to complete the grievance process regarding his prior to protect claim and never filed a grievance for the denial of medical care claim, the Court agrees with the Magistrate Judge that the administrative remedies have not been exhausted. Further, the Plaintiff has failed to allege injunctive relief permissible under the law; thus, dismissing the motion for a preliminary injunction is warranted.
Therefore, the Court accepts and adopts the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the Magistrate Judge. Accordingly, the Defendants' motion to dismiss is GRANTED, and the Plaintiff's motion for a preliminary injunction is DENIED.