United States District Court, D. Minnesota
February 28, 2014
KEVIN USELMAN, Plaintiff,
JOHN C. PENTLAND, Defendant.
Kevin Uselman, pro se.
Margaret E. Jacot, MINNESOTA ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE, for defendant.
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
PATRICK J. SCHILTZ, District Judge.
Plaintiff Kevin Uselman alleges that, while incarcerated at the Minnesota Correctional Facility at Rush City, he was repeatedly assaulted by fellow prisoners. Uselman further alleges that defendant John C. Pentland - a lieutenant with the Minnesota Department of Corrections - failed to protect him from these assaults. Based on those allegations, Uselman filed this action against Pentland seeking compensation for his injuries pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983.
In a Report and Recommendation ("R&R") dated January 30, 2014, Magistrate Judge Jeanne J. Graham recommends granting Pentland's motion for summary judgment due to Uselman's failure to exhaust administrative remedies, as required under the Prison Litigation Reform Act. See 42 U.S.C. § 1997e(a). This matter is before the Court on Uselman's objection to the R&R. The Court has conducted a de novo review. See 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1); Fed.R.Civ.P. 72(b). Based on that review, the Court adopts the R&R and dismisses the complaint.
Based on the foregoing, and on all of the files, records, and proceedings herein, the Court hereby OVERRULES plaintiff Kevin Uselman's objection [ECF No. 44] and ADOPTS the January 30, 2014 R&R [ECF No. 42]. Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:
1. The February 19, 2014 order [ECF No. 43] and February 20, 2014 judgment [ECF No. 45] are VACATED.
2. Defendant John C. Pentland's motion for summary judgment [ECF No. 30] is GRANTED.
3. The complaint [ECF No. 1] is DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE.
LET JUDGMENT BE ENTERED ACCORDINGLY.