Pledger v. Anderson
ORDER directing the Clerk to forward to petitioner an application to proceed ifp. Within 30 days of the entry of this order, petitioner must either pay the $5.00 statutory filing fee in full, or file a properly completed application to proceed ifp. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jerome T. Kearney on 7/13/11. (kpr)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
WILLIAM PLEDGER, III
CASE NO. 4:11CV559 JMM-JTK
MARTY ANDERSON, Warden
Petitioner is currently housed at the United States Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in
Springfield, Missouri. He brings this 28 U.S.C. §2241 action, claiming that he has recovered his
sanity and is entitled to release. In Case No. 4:01CR00197 JMM, the United States dismissed a
bank robbery indictment against Petitioner, and the Court committed him to the custody of the
Attorney General for hospitalization and treatment until such time as a State would assume such
responsibility or his conditional release under a prescribed regimen of medical, psychiatric, or
psychological care or treatment would not create a substantial risk of bodily injury to another person
or serious damage to property of another, whichever was earlier.
This action was originally brought in the Western District of Missouri and was subsequently
transferred. Petitioner’s motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis was denied by the Missouri
court. In this court, Petitioner has neither paid the $5.00 filing fee nor filed an Application to
Proceed In Forma Pauperis.
If Petitioner wishes to proceed with this action, he must either: (1) pay the $5.00 filing fee
in full;1 or (2) file a properly completed Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis. Petitioner is
Any payment Petitioner sends to the Court must clearly indicate that it is for payment of
the filing fee in “Burks v. Hobbs, 5:10CV00342-JMM-JTK”
hereby advised that the failure to timely and properly comply with this Order could result in the
dismissal of this habeas action, without prejudice, pursuant to Local Rule 5.5(c)(2).2
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED THAT:
The Clerk of Court forward to Petitioner an Application to Proceed In Forma
Within thirty (30) days of the entry-date of this Order, Petitioner must either (1) pay
the $5.00 statutory filing fee in full; or (2) file a properly completed Application to Proceed In
SO ORDERED this 13th day of July, 2011.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
Petitioner is hereby notified of his responsibility to comply with the Local Rules of the
Court, including Rule 5.5(c)(2), which states:
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.
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