MacKenzie v. Sessions
ORDER authorizing In Forma Pauperis Status signed by Magistrate Judge Jennifer L. Thurston on 12/8/2017. (Lundstrom, T)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
1:17 -cv-01623-JLT (HC)
IN FORMA PAUPERIS STATUS
Petitioner is a civil detainee proceeding pro se in a petition for writ of habeas corpus
pursuant to 28 U.S.C. ' 2254. Petitioner filed his petition on December 1, 2017. Individuals
detained pursuant to California Welfare and Institutions Code ' 6600 et seq. are civil detainees
and are not prisoners within the meaning of the Prison Litigation Reform Act. Page v. Torrey,
201 F.3d 1136, 1140 (9th Cir. 2000). Petitioner is hereby AUTHORIZED to proceed in forma
pauperis. The petition will be screened in due course.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
December 8, 2017
/s/ Jennifer L. Thurston
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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