UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
September 24, 1982
Frank T. GLASPER, Plaintiff,
Salicia A. WILSON, RN-Nurse II, Albion Correctional Facility Medical Department, Janice Cummings, Superintendent, Albion Correctional Facility, Defendants
The opinion of the court was delivered by: TELESCA
MEMORANDUM DECISION and ORDER
TELESCA, District Judge.
Plaintiff has submitted to this Court a complaint along with an affidavit of poverty, a request for a temporary restraining order, and for a preliminary injunction. Plaintiff's affidavit in support of his request to proceed in forma pauperis satisfies the requirements of 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a), and he is therefore granted permission to proceed as a poor person. Plaintiff's complaint is, however, frivolous and without merit and is ordered dismissed. See Redford v. Smith, 543 F.2d 726, 728 (10th Cir.1976); Oughton v. U.S., 310 F.2d 803, 804 (10th Cir.1962), cert. denied, 373 U.S. 937, 83 S. Ct. 1542, 10 L. Ed. 2d 693 (1963).
Plaintiff, presently incarcerated in the Albion Correctional Facility, is no stranger to this Court. To the best of my knowledge plaintiff has five active lawsuits pending in this judicial district. This instant complaint arises from an alleged failure to provide the plaintiff with immediate medical care. Plaintiff alleges in his complaint that about 10:00 A.M. on July 16, 1982, he was suffering a problem with "his bowels" and he wanted to leave his work assignment and go to the Medical Department. A Nurse Wilson of that department apparently denied plaintiff permission to come to the medical facility, as an emergency case, at that time. Plaintiff was allowed to go to the medical facility at the prison later that same day. It appears from plaintiff's own papers that the medical department has regular sick call from 6:00 A.M. to 7:00 A.M. and from 8:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M., and the only people who are seen not during these hours are those requiring emergency care. Nurse Wilson, apparently feeling that the plaintiff was not an emergency case, would not give him permission to leave his job and come directly to the medical facility. For this alleged lack of immediate medical attention, plaintiff seeks various forms of injunctive relief as well as Fifty Thousand Dollars, ($ 50,000) in damages.
In order for a complaint under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, based on inadequate medical treatment to state a cause of action, it must allege "conduct which 'shocks the conscience', such as deliberate indifference by prison authorities to a prisoner's request for essential medical treatment." Williams v. Vincent, 508 F.2d 541, 544 (2nd Cir.1974) (citations omitted) (emphasis added).
Plaintiff's complaint, assuming all of his allegations to be true, does not state a cause of action under § 1983. He was merely forced to wait for normal sick call hours to report to the medical department; the same thing required of all other inmates.
Accordingly, plaintiff's complaint is ordered dismissed with prejudice.
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