Eugene Carlton BROWN, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. S. WINN-REED, Mailroom Manager at Sierra Conservation Center; et al., Defendants-Appellees.
California state prisoner Eugene Carlton Brown appeals pro se from the district court's judgment dismissing his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging First and Fourteenth Amendment violations in connection with the rejection and disposal of his incoming mail. We have jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291. We review de novo a dismissal under 28 U.S.C. § 1915A. Wilhelm v. Rotman, 680 F.3d 1113, 1118 (9th Cir. 2012). We affirm.
The district court properly dismissed Brown's action because Brown failed to allege facts sufficient to state a plausible claim. See Hebbe v. Pliler, 627 F.3d 338, 341-42 (9th Cir. 2010) (although pro se pleadings are liberally construed, a plaintiff must allege facts sufficient to state a plausible claim); see also Turner v. Safley, 482 U.S. 78, 89-91, 107 S.Ct. 2254, 96 L.Ed.2d 64 (1987) (infringement of a prisoner's rights is permissible if carried out pursuant to a regulation that is reasonably related to a legitimate governmental interest); Hudson v. Palmer, 468 U.S. 517, 533, 104 S.Ct. 3194, 82 L.Ed.2d 393 (1984) (“[A]n unauthorized intentional deprivation of property by a state employee does not constitute a violation of the procedural requirements of the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment if a meaningful post deprivation remedy for the loss is available.”); Ramirez v. Galaza, 334 F.3d 850, 860 (9th Cir. 2003) (“[I]nmates lack a separate constitutional entitlement to a specific prison grievance procedure[.]”).