Thompson v. Gurley
ORDER dismissing this action without prejudice, and denying leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal, by Judge Lewis T. Babcock on 12/4/14. (dkals, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Civil Action No. 14-cv-02806-GPG
MAURICE LAJUAN THOMPSON,
ORDER OF DISMISSAL
Applicant, Maurice LaJuan Thompson, is a prisoner currently incarcerated at the
Mesa County Detention Facility in Grand Junction, Colorado. On October 14, 2014,
Applicant filed pro se a document titled “Motion to 28 U.S.C. § 2241" (ECF No. 1). After
review of the document, Magistrate Judge Boyd N. Boland entered an order on October
15, 2014, directing Applicant to cure certain deficiencies. Magistrate Judge Boland
found that Applicant failed to file an Application for Writ of Habeas Corpus Pursuant to
28 U.S.C. § 2241 on the proper form and failed to file a motion for leave to proceed
pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915 or in the alternative to pay the $5.00 filing fee.
On October 27, 2014, Applicant filed an Application for a Writ of Habeas Corpus
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241 and a Prisoner’s Motion and Affidavit for Leave to
Proceed Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915. On October 29, 2014, Magistrate Judge Boland
entered a minute order finding that Applicant submitted his § 2241 Application on the
proper form, but used the incorrect § 1915 form and failed to submit a current copy of
his inmate account statement. In the October 29 order, Magistrate Judge Boland
ordered Applicant to provide to the Court a completed Prisoner’s Motion and Affidavit for
Leave to Proceed Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915 in a Habeas Corpus Action and a
certified copy of his current inmate account statement.
On November 10, 2104, Applicant submitted a certified copy of his inmate
account statement but has failed to submit a completed Prisoner’s Motion and Affidavit
for Leave to Proceed Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915 in a Habeas Corpus Action that
complies with the October 29 order. As a result, Applicant has failed to comply in part
with Magistrate Judge Boland’s directives within the time allowed. Therefore, the action
will be dismissed without prejudice.
The Court also certifies pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(3) that any appeal from
this Order is not 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 Applicant files a notice of appeal he must pay the full $505 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 Application is denied and the action is dismissed without
prejudice pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b) for failure to cure deficiencies. It is
FURTHER ORDERED that leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal is
DATED at Denver, Colorado, this
BY THE COURT:
s/Lewis T. Babcock
LEWIS T. BABCOCK, Senior Judge
United States District Court
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