Cruz v. Ahlin, et al.

Filing 4

ORDER GRANTING Application to Proceed in Forma Pauperis 2 , signed by Magistrate Judge Gary S. Austin on 7/2/13. (Hellings, J)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 PETER CASEY CRUZ, 12 Plaintiff, 13 1:13-cv-00988 GSA (PC) ORDER GRANTING APPLICATION TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS v. (DOCUMENT #2) 14 PAMELA AHLIN, et al., 15 Defendants. ___________________________________/ 16 17 Plaintiff is a civil detainee proceeding pro se in a civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 18 1983. Individuals detained pursuant to California Welfare and Institutions Code § 6600 et seq. are 19 civil detainees and are not prisoners within the meaning of the Prison Litigation Reform Act. Page 20 v. Torrey, 201 F.3d 1136, 1140 (9th Cir. 2000) 21 In the instant action, plaintiff filed an application to proceed in forma pauperis. 22 Examination of these documents reveals that plaintiff is unable to afford the costs of this action. 23 Accordingly, the motion to proceed in forma pauperis is GRANTED. 24 IT IS SO ORDERED. 25 Dated: 220hhe 26 27 28 July 2, 2013 /s/ Gary S. Austin UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

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