A prisoner who is allowed to proceed in forma pauperis in this court will have his complaint screened
in accordance with the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2)(B). This screening procedure requires the court
to dismiss a prisoner’s civil action prior to service of process if it determines that the complaint is frivolous,
malicious, fails to state a claim upon which relief may be granted, or seeks monetary damages from a defendant
who is immune from such relief. 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2)(B)(i)-(iii).
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
JAMES G. HUFFMAN
AUTAUGA COUNTY METRO JAIL,
RECOMMENDATION OF THE MAGISTRATE JUDGE
Plaintiff, James Huffman [“Huffman”], an inmate incarcerated at the Autauga County
Metro Jail located in Prattville, Alabama, filed this 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action on November
29, 2006. He complains that jail personnel improperly confiscated his personal property on
September 12, 2006. Huffman requests that the personal items taken be returned to him and
that he be awarded monetary damages. Named as defendants are the Autauga County Metro
Jail, Sheriff James Johnson, Captain Larry Nixon, Lieutenant S. Lamar, and Sergeant Liles.
Upon review of the complaint, the undersigned concludes that dismissal of this case
prior to service of process is proper under 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2)(B)(ii). See Neitzke v.
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Huffman v. Autauga County Metro Jail et al (INMATE 2)
Huffman filed a grievance with jail personnel wherein he stated that he was missing the gold wire-rim
frames of his eyeglasses which had been on a shelf prior to the shakedown. Huffman indicated that the lenses
were out of the eyeglass frames because he was cleaning them at the time inmates were ordered removed from