James Coleman, Louisiana prisoner # 214322, appeals the dismissal of his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 complaint, which was filed in forma pauperis ("IFP"), as frivolous and for failure to state a claim.
This court affords pro se pleadings liberal construction.
By the time Coleman filed his original complaint, he had been trans-ferred from the Lincoln Parish Detention Center ("LPDC") to the Jefferson Par-ish Detention Center. That transfer mooted his claims for declaratory and injunctive relief under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act ("RLUIPA"),
As for Coleman's claim that his right to exercise his religion freely under the First Amendment was violated because he was not allowed to attend Jumu'ah prayer services, he has failed to allege any details regarding the circumstances of the denial of Jumu'ah prayer services (e.g., the regulation or policy) that would allow a court to evaluate his claim besides the bare allegation that he was not able to attend. Thus, the district court did not err in dismissing that claim.
Coleman's claims regarding the denial of medical care, negligent or delib-erately indifferent infliction of injury, interference with his mail/denial of access to the courts, denial of equal protection, and retaliation were either not briefed at all or not adequately briefed. Thus, they are deemed abandoned.
Finally, Coleman never filed a formal motion requesting leave to file his proposed third amended complaint, and his "proposed order" accompanying that complaint did not qualify as such a motion because it offered no arguments as to why good cause authorized the filing of the complaint. The proposed third amended complaint thus had no legal effect.
Accordingly, the judgment is AFFIRMED. Coleman's motion for a pro-posed settlement is DENIED.
The dismissal of the complaint counts as a strike under 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g).