United States District Court, D. New Jersey
VALPA C. ROSA, JR., Plaintiff,
CAMDEN COUNTY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY, Defendant.
C. ROSA, JR., PLAINTIFF PRO SE
B. SIMANDLE U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE
Valpa C. Rosa seeks to bring a civil rights complaint
pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against Camden County
Correctional Facility (“CCCF”) for allegedly
unconstitutional conditions of confinement. Complaint, Docket
time, the Court must review the Complaint to determine
whether it should be dismissed as frivolous or malicious, for
failure to state a claim upon which relief may be granted, or
because it seeks monetary relief from a defendant who is
immune from such relief. For the reasons set forth below, the
Court concludes that the Complaint will proceed in part.
following factual allegations are taken from the Complaint
and are accepted for purposes of this screening only. The
Court has made no findings as to the truth of Plaintiff's
alleges he endured unconstitutional conditions of confinement
in CCCF as he was confined in an overcrowded, unsanitary
facility. Complaint § III(B). Plaintiff complains of
“inhumane situations sleeping on dirty floors very
close to inmates . . . Of course the rooms were nasty[, ]
full past the capacity. Stink.” Id. (referred
to as “Overcrowding Claim”).
states that the alleged overcrowding “aggravated my
back [and] left side hip” and gave him “sciatic
nerve damage.” Id. § IV. The Complaint
alleges that Plaintiff “repeatedly told [CCCF
correctional] officers of my medical situation (TB) of the
spine degenerative bone disease very painful a delicate issue
and other combat related injuries 2 times from Iraq. Officers
just pushed me in, slammed the door [and] didn't pay any
attention to my statements.” Id. § III(C)
(referred to as “Excessive Force Claim”).
addition to identifying CCCF as a defendant in this case
(id. page 1), the Complaint lists the following
“Camden County Correctional officer[s]”:
“Officer Bradley, Officer Vineer, Officer Carmichael,
[and] Officer Connely” (collectively referred to as
“the Individual Defendants”). Id. §
states he was detained at CCCF “in 2012 to 2014.”
Id. § III(B).
requests “$11, 000 pain & suffering.”
Id. § V.
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