United States District Court, D. North Dakota
ORDER AMENDING CASE CAPTION AND FOR SERVICE ON
CHARLES S. MILLER, JR., MAGISTRATE JUDGE UNITED STATES
Efrain Reyes Knowles's Amended Complaint is now before
the court for an initial review pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §
1915A. For the reasons set forth below, Knowles shall be
permitted to proceed with a claim for injunctive relief
arising out alleged indifference to a serious medical need.
is an inmate at the James River Correctional Center
(“JRCC”) in Jamestown, North Dakota. He initiated
the above-entitled action pro se in February 2018
with the submission of an incomplete “PLRA
packet.” (Doc. No. 1). On March 14, 2018, he filed a
motion to proceed in forma pauperis, which the
undersigned granted, and a Complaint. (Doc. Nos. 3, 4, and
10). On March 23, 2018, he filed notice of his consent to the
undersigned's handling of this case. (Doc. No. 9).
Complaint, Knowles named the North Dakota Department of
Corrections and Rehabilitation (“NDDOCR”) and the
JRCC as defendants. He then went on to assert:
Mi left side intesting And were I process liquid hurts every
time I eat and drink water the pain is so painful I feel its
gonna failed and its gonna be to late. Please help me. Please
don't let me die. Please I beg u.
(Doc. No. 12) (errors in original). In his prayer for relief, he
requested $1 billion in damages, access to the best surgeon,
and a hearing before the United States Supreme Court with the
President of the United States at his side. (Id.).
April 15, 2018, Knowles filed a copy of “doctor call
notes” to supplement to his Complaint. (Doc. No. 13).
The notes, dated November 16, 2017, state that a trace of
blood had been detected in Knowles urine and that he would be
rechecked in a few weeks. (Id.).
April 23, 2018, Knowles filed a second supplement to his
Complaint. (Doc. 14). The supplement consists of: (1) a copy
of an April 9, 2018 “sick call inmate request”
that lists without explanation internal bleeding as the
nature of the request; and (2) a handwritten note, dated
April 6, 2018, in which Knowles complained to Officer
Carpenter that he was experiencing significant side pain and
different symptoms. (Id.).
court conducted an initial screening of Knowles'
Complaint as mandated by 28 U.S.C. § 1915A. On July 5,
2018, it issued an order in which it (1) identified the
Complaint's deficiencies, and (2) granted Knowles leave
to file an Amended Complaint..
17, 2018, Knowles filed a Amended Complaint in which he
I want a Billion 1, 000, 000, 000.00 dollars for all of this
process and mistreated in the way I beleave your wrong and
they are laws that reinforces me to sue the state . . . . and
if not the people who run the facility as well as the
Warden's, Director's, Case Managers, Captain's,
Leutenets, Seargent, are responsible as well as the medical
department state member's. I do not have the names of all
of this indidivudals so I please ask the court to ask for the
and ID's to identify who they are. I've ask people
and supposte the prison is now under a none state instustrie
called Rough Rider Industries, who they now run the Comissary
and give jobs to inmates, if this land is ownd by the owner
of the Industry I also proclaim a compensation form him or
her in Jamestown and Bismarck, I've did all proper steps
grievance's, inmate request, sick calls, talking iwth
state member who am I suppose to sue individuauls or
Department of Corrections? I've send a visiting form so
we may discuss in peron neighther I got a response from the
I also request to be rele3ased from this institute with time
served as a pardon from the court from Department fo
Corrections. This does not dis inolved the matter of the
request and the sue wich is a 1, 000, 000, 00.00 billion
dollars for this mistreatment of state such as medical and
CO's. The charges drop of the sentence being served right
now and the money. In the summon it says if they do not
respond they will have there entity to serve on the
Complaint. wich the original claim was almost the same but is
now adding land territorial ownership. Money from individuals
if to proceed with the Amendment to be modified ...