Wilson v. Bolin et al
ORDER directing the Clerk to send Plaintiff an Application ro Proceed In Forma Pauperis, along with a prison calculation sheet. Plaintiff must within thirty days of the entry of this Order, either (a) pay the $400 filing fee in full; or (b) file a properly completed Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis. Signed by Magistrate Judge J. Thomas Ray on 01/17/2014. (rhm)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
PINE BLUFF DIVISION
GREG BOLIN, Chief of Operations,
Brassell Detention Center, et al.
Plaintiff, Steven Wilson, is a convicted prisoner in the Brassell Detention
Center. He has filed a pro se § 1983 Complaint alleging that Defendants violated his
The fee for filing a § 1983 action in federal court is $400.1 Plaintiff has not
paid the filing fee or filed an Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis. If Plaintiff
wishes to pursue this action, he must, within thirty days of the entry of this Order,
either: (1) pay the $400 filing fee in full; or (2) file a properly completed Application
to Proceed In Forma Pauperis, along with a prison calculation sheet that is signed by
an authorized prison official.
On May 1, 2013, a $50 administrative fee was added to the $350 filing fee. However, that
$50 administrative fee is waived for plaintiffs who are granted permission to proceed in forma
pauperis. Thus, if Plaintiff is granted in forma pauperis status, he will be obligated to pay $350,
instead of $400.
However, Plaintiff should be aware that, even if he is granted permission to
proceed in forma pauperis, he still must pay the filing fee in full. 28 U.S.C. § 1915(b).
The only difference is that, by being granted permission to proceed in forma pauperis,
Plaintiff will be allowed to pay the filing fee in monthly installments taken from his
institutional account, rather than all at once, at the time of filing his Complaint. Id.
Further, if Plaintiff’s case is subsequently dismissed for any reason, including a
determination that it is frivolous, malicious, fails to state a claim, or seeks
monetary relief against a defendant who is immune from such relief, the full
amount of the filing fee will be collected and no portion of this filing fee will be
refunded to Plaintiff.
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED THAT:
The Clerk is directed to send Plaintiff an Application to Proceed In
Forma Pauperis, along with a prison calculation sheet.
Plaintiff must, within thirty days of the entry of this Order, either: (a)
pay the $400 filing fee in full; or (b) file a properly completed Application to Proceed
In Forma Pauperis and prison calculation sheet.
Plaintiff is reminded that the failure to timely and properly do so will
result in the dismissal of this case, without prejudice, pursuant to Local Rule 5.5(c)(2).
Dated this 17th day of January, 2014.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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