Stanhope #46210 v. Ryan et al
ORDERED that the 1 Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus (State/2254) filed by Gregory Allen Stanhope is denied with regard to Ground One, and dismissed with regard to Grounds Two through Seven. Further ordered that a Certificate of Appealability i s denied and shall not issue. The Clerk of Court is further directed to enter judgment and close the file in this matter. Signed by Magistrate Judge Bernardo P Velasco on 3/28/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Instructions-Civil Rights Complaint, # 2 Instructions-Leave to Proceed IFP)(BAR)
Instructions for Prisoners Applying for Leave to Proceed In Forma Pauperis
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915 in a Civil Action (Non-habeas) in Federal Court
You must pay the $350.00 filing fee plus the $50.00 administrative fees for a civil action. If you
later file an appeal, you will be obligated to pay the $505.00 filing fee for the appeal.
If you have enough money to pay the full $400.00 filing and administrative fees, you should send a
cashier=s check or money order payable to the Clerk of the Court with your complaint.
If you do not have enough money to pay the full $400.00 filing and administrative fees, you can
file the action without prepaying the fees. However, the Court will assess an initial partial filing fee.
The initial partial filing fee will be the greater of 20% of the average monthly deposits or 20% of the
average monthly balance in your prison or jail account for the six months immediately preceding the filing
of the lawsuit. The Court will order the agency that has custody of you to withdraw the initial partial
filing fee from your prison or jail account as soon as funds are available and to forward the money to the
After the initial partial filing fee has been paid, you will owe the balance of the $350.00 filing fee
(you will not be required to pay the $50.00 administrative fee). Until the filing fee is paid in full, each
month you will owe 20% of your preceding month’s income. The agency that holds you in custody will
collect that money and forward it to the Court any time the amount in your account exceeds $10.00.
These installment fees are calculated on a per-case basis. This means that you will be required to pay
20% of your preceding month=s income for each civil non-habeas corpus case in which you have an
outstanding filing fee balance. For example, if you are making payments toward filing fee balances in
two civil non-habeas corpus cases, 40% of your preceding month=s income will be collected each month.
The balance of the filing fee may be collected even if the action is later dismissed, summary judgment is
granted against you, or you fail to prevail at trial.
To file an action without prepaying the filing fee, and to proceed with an action in forma pauperis,
you must complete the attached form and return it to the Court with your complaint. You must have a
prison or jail official complete the certificate on the bottom of the form and attach a certified copy of your
prison or jail account statement for the last six months. If you were incarcerated in a different institution
during any part of the past six months, you must attach a certificate and a certified copy of your account
statement from each institution at which you were confined. If you submit an incomplete form or do not
submit a prison or jail account statement with the form, your request to proceed in forma pauperis will be
Even if some or all of the filing fee has been paid, the Court is required to dismiss your action if:
(1) your allegation of poverty is untrue; (2) the action is frivolous or malicious; (3) your complaint does
not state a claim upon which relief can be granted; or (4) your complaint makes a claim against a
defendant for money damages and that defendant is immune from liability for money damages.
If you file more than three actions or appeals which are dismissed as frivolous or malicious or for
failure to state a claim on which relief can be granted, you will be prohibited from filing any other action in
forma pauperis unless you are in imminent danger of serious physical injury.
Name and Prisoner/Booking Number
Place of Confinement
City, State, Zip Code
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA
CASE NO. __________________________________
APPLICATION TO PROCEED
IN FORMA PAUPERIS
BY A PRISONER
, declare, in support of my request to proceed in the
above entitled case without prepayment of fees under 28 U.S.C. § 1915, that I am unable to pay the fees for
these proceedings or to give security therefor and that I believe I am entitled to relief.
In support of this application, I answer the following questions under penalty of perjury:
Have you ever before brought an action or appeal in a federal court while you were incarcerated or
If “Yes,” how many have you filed?
Were any of the actions or appeals dismissed because they were frivolous, malicious, or failed to state a
claim upon which relief may be granted?
If “Yes,” how many of them?
Are you currently employed at the institution where you are confined?
If “Yes,” state the amount of your pay and where you work.
Do you receive any other payments from the institution where you are confined?
If “Yes,” state the source and amount of the payments.
Do you have any other sources of income, savings, or assets either inside or outside of the institution where
you are confined?
If “Yes,” state the sources and amounts of the income, savings, or assets.
I declare under penalty of perjury that the above information is true and correct.
SIGNATURE OF APPLICANT
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COLLECTION OF FILING FEES FROM TRUST ACCOUNT
, acknowledge that upon granting this Application, the Court
will order designated correctional officials at this institution, or any other correctional institution to which I am
transferred, to withdraw money from my trust account for payment of the filing fee, as required by 28 U.S.C.
The Court will require correctional officials to withdraw an initial partial payment equal to 20% of the
(A) the average monthly deposits to my account for the six-month period preceding my filing of this
(B) the average monthly balance in my account for the six-month period preceding my filing of this
After the initial payment, if the amount in my account is at least $10.00, the Court will require correctional
officials to withdraw from my account 20% of each month’s income and forward it to the Court until the required
filing fee is paid in full. I understand that I am required to pay the entire fee, even if my case is dismissed by the
Court before the fee is fully paid.
I further understand that if I file more than one action, correctional officials will be ordered to withdraw 20%
of each month’s income, for each action, simultaneously. Accordingly, if I have filed two actions, correctional
officials will withdraw 40% of my income each month; three actions will require 60% of my income each month,
SIGNATURE OF APPLICANT
CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTIONAL OFFICIAL
AS TO STATUS OF APPLICANT=S TRUST ACCOUNT
, certify that as of the date applicant signed this application:
(Printed name of official)
The applicant=s trust account balance at this institution is:
The applicant=s average monthly deposits during the prior six months is:
The applicant=s average monthly balance during the prior six months is:
The attached certified account statement accurately reflects the status of the applicant=s account.
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?