Jones v. White et al (INMATE1)

Filing 3

ORDER AND REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS denying 2 Application to Proceed Without Prepayment of Fees and Affidavit ; that this case be dismissed without prejudice for the plaintiff's failure to pay the full filing fee upon the initiation of this case ; Objections to R&R due by 4/24/2006. Signed by Judge Delores R. Boyd on 4/10/2006. (ag, )

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Jones v. White et al (INMATE1) Doc. 3 Case 2:06-cv-00289-WKW-DRB Document 3 Filed 04/10/2006 Page 1 of 4 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA NORTHERN DIVISION LARYIE EARL JONES, #156610, Plaintiff, v. ) ) ) ) ) CIVIL ACTION NO. 2:06-CV-289-WKW ) [W O ] ) ) ) ) GREG WHITE, et al., Defendants. ORDER AND RECOMMENDATION OF THE MAGISTRATE JUDGE On March 31, 2006, Laryie Earl Jones ["Jones"], a county inmate and frequent litigant in this court, filed a motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis pursuant to the provisions of 28 U.S.C. 1915(a). Under the directives of 28 U.S.C. 1915(g), a prisoner is not allowed to bring a civil action or proceed on appeal in forma pauperis if he "has, on 3 or more occasions, while incarcerated or detained in any facility, brought an action or appeal in a court of the United States that was dismissed on the grounds that it is frivolous, malicious, or fails to state a claim upon which relief may be granted, unless the prisoner is under imminent danger of serious physical injury."1 The records of this court establish that Jones, while incarcerated or detained, has on three or more occasions had civil actions dismissed pursuant to the provisions of 28 U.S.C. 1 In Rivera v. Allin, 144 F.3d 719, 731 (11 th Cir. 1998), the Court determined that the "three strikes" provision of 28 U.S.C. 1915(g), which requires frequent filer prisoner indigents to prepay the entire filing fee before federal courts may consider their cases and appeals, "does not violate the First Amendment right to access the courts; the separation of judicial and legislative powers; the Fifth Amendment right to due process of law; or the Fourteenth Amendment right to equal protection, as incorporated through the Fifth Amendment." Dockets.Justia.com Case 2:06-cv-00289-WKW-DRB Document 3 Filed 04/10/2006 Page 2 of 4 1915 as frivolous, malicious, for failure to state a claim and/or for asserting claims against defendants who were immune from suit. The cases on which this court relies in finding a violation of 1915(g) are: (1) Jones v. Clark, et al., Civil Action No. 2:05-CV-973-MEF (M.D. Ala. 2005); (2) Jones v. Lanier, et al., Civil Action No. 2:04-CV-810-MHT (M.D. Ala. 2004); (3) Jones v. McWhorter, et al., Civil Action No. 2:04-CV-809-MEF (M.D. Ala. 2004); and (4) Jones v. City of Samson Police Department, et al., Civil Action No. 1:96-CV-1830-ID (M. D. Ala. 1997). In the instant civil action, Jones asserts that in July of 2004 and January of 2006 the defendants transported him to Kilby Correctional Facility "without been adjudged guilty of any crime." Plaintiff's Complaint at 2. Jones further challenges the constitutionality of his confinement based on criminal charges currently pending against him before the Circuit Court of Covington County. Id. at 2-3. Specifically, Jones maintains that he has been denied bail in violation of his constitutional rights. Jones also asserts that he has "germs in his body that cause Tuberculosis (TB)" and suffers from a toothache. Id. at 2. The exhibits filed by Jones indicate that health care officials performed a "tuberculin skin test" which "indicates that you have germs in your body that cause tuberculosis (TB), a special medicine called INH (Isoniazid) has been prescribed for you. If taken regularly and long enough INH will greatly reduce the chances that you will develop TB." Plaintiff's Exhibit A Instru ctio ns for TB Treatment and Prevention of March 3, 2006. This form likewise demonstrates that Jones' tuberculin skin test did not show that he had tuberculosis. Id. Jones acknowledges that he is receiving the prescribed treatment to prevent his development 2 Case 2:06-cv-00289-WKW-DRB Document 3 Filed 04/10/2006 Page 3 of 4 of TB but maintains that "the TB treatment is not helping [as] he has 7 of signs and symptoms, he thinks it to late to be cured." Plaintiff's Complaint at 3. The allegations contained in the complaint fail to demonstrate that Jones was "under imminent danger of serious physical injury" at the time he filed this cause of action as is required to meet the imminent danger exception to the application of 28 U.S.C. 1915(g). Medberry v. Butler, 185 F.3d 1189 (11th Cir. 1999). Based on the foregoing, the court concludes that Jones' motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis is due to be denied and this case dismissed without prejudice as Jones failed to pay the requisite $250 filing fee upon the initiation of this cause of action. Dupree v. Palmer, 284 F.3d 1234, 1236 (11th Cir. 2002)(emphasis in original) ("[T]he proper procedure is for the district court to dismiss the complaint without p rejud ice when it denies the prisoner leave to proceed in forma pauperis pursuant to the provisions of 1915(g)" because the prisoner "must pay the filing fee at the time he initiates the suit."). CONCLUSION Accordingly, it is ORDERED that the motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by the plaintiff on March 31, 2006 (Court Doc. No. 2) be and is hereby DENIED. Additionally, it is the RECOMMENDATION of the Magistrate Judge that this case be dismissed without prejudice for the plaintiff's failure to pay the full filing fee upon the initiation of this case. It is further 3 Case 2:06-cv-00289-WKW-DRB Document 3 Filed 04/10/2006 Page 4 of 4 ORDERED that on or before April 24, 2006 the parties may file objections to the Recommendation. Any objections filed must specifically identify the findings in the Magistrate Judge's Recommendation to which the party is objecting. Frivolous, conclusive or general objections will not be considered by the District Court. The parties are advised that this Recommendation is not a final order of the court and, therefore, it is not appealable. Failure to file written objections to the proposed findings and advisements in the Magistrate Judge's Recommendation shall bar the party from a de novo determination by the District Court of issues covered in the Recommendation and shall bar the party from attacking on appeal factual findings in the Recommendation accepted or adopted by the District Court except upon grounds of plain error or manifest injustice. Nettles v. Wainwright, 677 F.2d 404 (5th Cir. 1982). See Stein v. Reynolds Securities, Inc., 667 F.2d 33 (11th Cir. 1982). See also Bonner v. City of Prichard, 661 F.2d 1206 (11th Cir. 1981, en banc), adopting as binding precedent all of the decisions of the former Fifth Circuit handed down prior to the close of business on September 30, 1981. Done this 10th day of April, 2006. /s/ Delores R. Boyd DELORES R. BOYD UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 4

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