Gray v. Johnson et al

Filing 181

ORDER Denying Plaintiff's 176 Request for Free Copies, signed by Magistrate Judge Gary S. Austin on 3/17/17. (Gonzalez, R)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 DANA GRAY, 12 Plaintiff, 13 14 vs. 1:13-cv-01473-DAD-GSA-PC ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFF’S REQUEST FOR FREE COPIES (ECF No. 176.) ROMERO, et al., 15 Defendants. 16 17 18 I. BACKGROUND 19 Plaintiff is a prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis with this civil rights 20 action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. On January 21, 2014, Plaintiff filed a request for the court 21 to send her a free copy of the docket sheet for this case. (ECF No. 176.) 22 II. COPIES OF CASE DOCUMENTS 23 Plaintiff is advised that the Clerk does not ordinarily provide free copies of case 24 documents to parties. The Clerk charges $.50 per page for copies of documents. See 28 U.S.C. 25 § 1914(a). Copies of up to twenty pages may be made by the Clerk’s Office at this court upon 26 written request and prepayment of the copy fees. The fact that the court has granted leave for 27 Plaintiff to proceed in forma pauperis does not entitle her to free copies of documents from the 28 court. The Court cannot provide free photocopy service, even to litigants proceeding pro se. 1 The docket sheet for this case is 19 pages long. To request a copy, Plaintiff must 2 submit a request in writing to the Clerk, a large self-addressed envelope affixed with sufficient 3 postage, and prepayment of copy costs to the Clerk. Based on the foregoing, this request shall 4 be denied. 5 III. 6 7 CONCLUSION Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiff’s request for a free copy of her docket sheet is DENIED. 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: March 17, 2017 /s/ Gary S. Austin UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

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