Self et al v. Does
ORDER directing Mack Olen Self & Clay C. Clark to file completed in forma pauperis application forms, with accompanying affidavits & prison account information sheets, within 30 days, or pay the $350 filing fee. Further, the Plaintiffs must fil e an amended complaint specifically stating what injury, if any, each of them has suffered as a result of the alleged unconstitutional conditions, and must specifically identify the persons responsible for causing injury. Signed by Magistrate Judge Beth Deere on 11/15/2011. (jct)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
MACK OLEN SELF
and CLAY C. CLARK
CASE NO. 3:11CV00234 JLH-BD
Plaintiff Mark Olen Self, who is currently incarcerated in the Lawrence County
Jail, filed a pro se complaint under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 on behalf of himself and Clay C.
Clark. (Docket entry #1) Neither Plaintiff, however, has paid the $350.00 filing fee or
filed an application to proceed in forma pauperis.
The Clerk of Court is directed to send Mr. Self and Mr. Clark a copy of this order
and in forma pauperis application forms. Mr. Self and Mr. Clark each must return
completed in forma pauperis applications, including accompanying affidavits and prison
account information sheets, or pay the $350.00 filing fee. This must be completed within
thirty days of the date of this order, or the lawsuit may be dismissed.1
Mr. Self and Mr. Clark must comply with the Court’s Local Rules, including
Rule 5.5(c)(2): “It is the duty of any party not represented by counsel to promptly notify
the Clerk and the other parties to the proceedings of any change in his or her address, to
monitor the progress of the case, and to prosecute or defend the action diligently. A party
appearing for himself/herself shall sign his/her pleadings and state his/her address, zip
code, and telephone number. If any communication from the Court to a pro se plaintiff is
not responded to within thirty (30) days, the case may be dismissed without prejudice.
Any party proceeding pro se shall be expected to be familiar with and follow the Federal
Rules of Civil Procedure.”
In the complaint, Mr. Self complains generally about the conditions of the
Lawrence County Jail. He does not specifically state how he or Mr. Clark have suffered
any constitutional injury as a result of those conditions; nor does he identify the
individuals responsible for conditions he deems unsuitable.
For that reason, Mr. Self and Mr. Clark must file an amended complaint
specifically stating what injury, if any, each of them has suffered as result of the alleged
unconstitutional conditions. And they must specifically identify the persons responsible
for causing injury.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 15th day of November, 2011.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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