Jackson v. Brooks et al (INMATE 2)

Filing 4

ORDER ; Directing Monthly Payments be made from Inmate's Prison Account until fee is paid in full as further set out; granting 2 Affidavit for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis except to the extent payment is required under this order. Copies mailed to plaintiff and account clerk at MCDC; furn: cashier.. Signed by Judge Delores R. Boyd on 12/5/05. (vma, )

Download PDF
Jackson v. Brooks et al (INMATE 2) Doc. 4 Case 2:05-cv-01138-MEF-TFM Document 4 Filed 12/05/2005 Page 1 of 4 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT F O R THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA N O R T H E R N DIVISION ____________________________ J E F F E R Y JAMES JACKSON P l a i n t if f , v. E LL E N I. BROOKS, et al., D e f e n d a n ts . _______________________________ * * * CIVIL ACTION NO. 2:05-CV-1138-F (WO) * * O R D E R ON MOTION U p o n consideration of Plaintiff's motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis (Doc. N o . 2), it is ORDERED that the motion is GRANTED.1 U p o n review of the financial information provided to the court, it is clear that Plaintiff la c ks the necessary funds in his prison account to pay either the requisite filing fee or an in itia l partial filing fee. However, under the provisions of 28 U.S.C. 1915, Plaintiff is re q u ire d to pay the $250.00 filing fee applicable to the filing of a civil action in this court. Sp e c ifica lly , 28 U.S.C. 1915(b)(1) requires that this court "assess and, when funds exist, co llec t" the $250.00 filing fee from all monies available to Plaintiff. In light of the foregoing, and in accordance with the provisions of 28 U.S.C. 1 9 1 5 (b )(2 ), it is further ORDERED that: Attached to this order is a notice explaining the requisite procedures for filing civil actions in forma pauperis under 28 U.S.C. 1915. 1 Dockets.Justia.com Case 2:05-cv-01138-MEF-TFM Document 4 Filed 12/05/2005 Page 2 of 4 1 . Plaintiff shall make monthly payments of 20 percent of the monies credited to a n d /o r maintained in his prison account as payments towards the $250.00 filing fee; 2. Those persons having custody of Plaintiff shall forward the above described p a y m e n ts from Plaintiff's account to the clerk of this court each time the amount in Plaintiff's a c co u n t exceeds $10.00 until the $250.00 filing fee is paid in full; and 3. To aid Plaintiff and those persons having custody of him in complying with the re q u ire m e n ts of this order, the Clerk of Court is DIRECTED to furnish a copy of this order to Plaintiff and the inmate account clerk at the Montgomery County Detention Center. 2 D o n e this 5th day of December 2005. /s / Delores R. Boyd D E LO R E S R. BOYD U N IT E D STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE Plaintiff is advised that if this case is dismissed for any reason he remains obligated to pay the $250.00 filing fee. The filing fee will be collected from any funds which become available to Plaintiff and will be forwarded to this court by those persons having custody of Plaintiff pursuant to the directives contained in this order. Additionally, Plaintiff is advised that if he files a notice of appeal he will likewise be required to pay the requisite appellate filing fee which is currently $255.00. Thus, if at the time Plaintiff files a notice of appeal he has the necessary funds to pay the $255.00 filing fee, he must submit such amount to the court with the notice of appeal. If the requisite funds are not available and Plaintiff seeks to proceed in forma pauperis on his appeal, he must complete an affidavit in support of such request and supply the court with a certified copy of his prison account statement for the 6-month period preceding the filing of the appeal. However, Plaintiff is informed that regardless of this court's determination on his in forma pauperis motion the entire appellate filing fee will be collected from those persons having custody of him from funds available in his prison account in a manner similar to that outlined in this order. 2 2 Case 2:05-cv-01138-MEF-TFM Document 4 Filed 12/05/2005 Page 3 of 4 NOTICE IN F O R M A T IO N TO PRISONERS SEEKING LEAVE TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS PURSUANT TO 28 U.S.C. 1915 IN CIVIL ACTIONS BEFORE ANY FEDERAL COURT I n accordance with 1996 amendments to the in forma pauperis (IFP) statute g ov e r ning civil actions in federal court, as a prisoner you will be obligated to pay the full filin g fee of $250.00 for a civil action. If you later file an appeal, the filing fee for the a ppe a l is $255.00 and you will likewise be responsible for payment of such fee. Thus, if a t the time you file your action you have the funds available to pay the requisite filing fe e , you must send such amount to the court with your complaint or notice of appeal and, if appropriate, your IFP application. If you do not have enough money to pay the full filing fee when your action is filed, y o u can file the action without prepayment of the filing fee. However, the court will assess a n d , when funds exist, collect an initial partial filing fee. The initial partial filing fee will b e equal to 20 percent of the average monthly deposits to your prison or jail account for the s ix months immediately preceding the filing of the lawsuit, or 20 percent of the average m o n th ly balance in your prison or jail account for that same six month period, whichever is gre a te r. The court will order that you make the initial partial filing fee out of your prison or jail account or any other funds you have indicated are available to you. If you fail to submit the initial partial filing fee, your case will be dismissed and the full amount of the filing fe e will be collected from those persons having custody of you. A fte r the initial partial filing fee has been paid, you will be responsible for paying the b a la n c e of the filing fee. To fulfill your obligation for payment of the full filing fee, each m o n th you will owe 20 percent of 1your preceding month's income toward the balance on t h e filing fee. Pursuant to an order of the court, the agency that has custody of you will c o lle c t that money and send payments to the court any time the amount in the account ex ce ed s $10.00. You are advised that the balance of the filing fee will be collected even if the action is subsequently dismissed for any reason, summary judgment is granted a g a inst you, or you fail to prevail at trial. In order to proceed with an action or appeal in forma pauperis you must complete the a ffid a vit in support of your request to proceed in forma pauperis and supply the court with a certified copy of your prisoner account statement for the 6-month period preceding the filin g of the complaint or notice of appeal and return it to the court with your cause of action. If you submit an incomplete form or do not submit a prison or jail account statement with th e form, your request to proceed in forma pauperis will be denied. R e g a r dles s of whether some or all of the filing fee has been paid, the court is r e quir e d to screen your complaint and to dismiss the complaint if (1) your allegation of Case 2:05-cv-01138-MEF-TFM Document 4 Filed 12/05/2005 Page 4 of 4 poverty is untrue; (2) the action is frivolous or malicious; (3) your complaint does not s ta te a claim on which relief can be granted; or (4) you sue a defendant for money da ma g e s and that defendant is immune from liability for money damages. I f on three or more occasions you have filed actions or appeals while a prisoner w hic h were dismissed as frivolous or malicious or for failure to state a claim on which r e lie f can be granted, then you will be prohibited from bringing any other actions in fo rm a pauperis unless you are in imminent danger of serious physical injury. In such c a se s, your request to proceed in forma pauperis will be denied and you will be required to pay the appropriate filing fee before proceeding in your civil action.

Disclaimer: Justia Dockets & Filings provides public litigation records from the federal appellate and district courts. These filings and docket sheets should not be considered findings of fact or liability, nor do they necessarily reflect the view of Justia.


Why Is My Information Online?