Gray v. Daniels
ORDER of Dismissal. ORDERED that the action is dismissed without prejudice. FURTHER ORDERED that leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal is denied without prejudice, by Judge Lewis T. Babcock on 11/7/12. (sgrim)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Civil Action No. 12-cv-02451-BNB
ORDER OF DISMISSAL
Petitioner, Lenelle Gray, initiated this action by filing pro se a document titled “28
USC 2241 Habeas Corpus Petition Actual Innocence” (ECF No. 1). On September 17,
2012, Magistrate Judge Boyd N. Boland entered an order directing Mr. Gray to cure
certain deficiencies if he wished to pursue his claims. Specifically, Magistrate Judge
Boland ordered Mr. Gray to file an Application for a Writ of Habeas Corpus Pursuant to
28 U.S.C. § 2241 on the proper form and either to pay the $5.00 filing fee or to file a
Prisoner’s Motion and Affidavit for Leave to Proceed Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915 in a
Habeas Corpus Action along with a certificate showing the current balance in his inmate
account in support of the 28 U.S.C. § 1915 motion. Mr. Gray was warned that the
action would be dismissed without further notice if he failed to cure the deficiencies
within thirty days.
On September 27, 2012, Mr. Gray filed a letter (ECF No. 4) seeking
reconsideration of the requirement that he use the court-approved form or, in the
alternative, asking that his original pleading be returned to him and that he be provided
with the court-approved pleading form. On October 1, 2012, Magistrate Judge Boland
entered an order denying Mr. Gray’s request to reconsider and directing the clerk of the
Court to mail to Mr. Gray his original pleading filed in this action along with blank copies
of the necessary forms to cure the deficiencies in this action.
Mr. Gray has failed to cure the deficiencies within the time allowed. Therefore,
the action will be dismissed without prejudice for failure to cure the deficiencies.
Furthermore, the Court certifies pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(3) that any
appeal from this order would not be taken in good faith and therefore in forma pauperis
status will be denied for the purpose of appeal. See Coppedge v. United States, 369
U.S. 438 (1962). If Petitioner files a notice of appeal he also must pay the full $455
appellate filing fee or file a motion to proceed in forma pauperis in the United States
Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit within thirty days in accordance with Fed. R. App.
P. 24. Accordingly, it is
ORDERED that the action is dismissed without prejudice pursuant to Rule 41(b)
of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure because Mr. Gray failed to cure the deficiencies
as directed. It is
FURTHER ORDERED that leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal is
denied without prejudice to the filing of a motion seeking leave to proceed in forma
pauperis on appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
DATED at Denver, Colorado, this 7th day of
BY THE COURT:
s/Lewis T. Babcock
LEWIS T. BABCOCK, Senior Judge
United States District Court
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