Barnes v. Colorado Mental Health Institue in Pueblo et al
ORDER dismissing this action without prejudice, and denying leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal, by Judge Lewis T. Babcock on 12/3/14. (dkals, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Civil Action No. 14-cv-02871-GPG
JUSTIN EUGENE BARNES,
COLORADO MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE IN PUEBLO,
CLAUDE BLEVINS, Patient,
BIRGIT FISHER, Superintendent, Institute of Mental Health in Pueblo, and
UNNAMED STAFF MEMBERS WARD E-1,
ORDER OF DISMISSAL
Plaintiff, Justin Eugene Barnes, was confined at the Colorado Mental Health
Institute in Pueblo, Colorado, when he initiated this action by filing pro se a Prisoner
Complaint (ECF No. 1) pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for money damages. The Court
reviewed the Prisoner Complaint and determined it was deficient. Therefore, on
October 23, 2014, Magistrate Judge Boyd N. Boland entered an order (ECF No. 3)
directing Mr. Barnes to cure certain enumerated deficiencies in the case within thirty
days if he wished to pursue his claims. The copy of the October 23 order mailed to Mr.
Barnes was returned to the Court as undeliverable on November 4, 2014. See ECF No.
The October 23 order pointed out that Mr. Barnes failed to submit either the
$400.00 filing fee or a Prisoner’s Motion and Affidavit for Leave to Proceed Pursuant to
28 U.S.C. § 1915 on the proper, Court-approved form, i.e., the current form revised
October 1, 2012, with an authorization and certificate of prison official. The October 23
order also pointed out that Mr. Barnes failed to submit a certified copy of his trust fund
account statement for the six-month period immediately preceding this filing. The
October 23 order directed Mr. Barnes to obtain, with the assistance of his case manager
or the facility’s legal assistant, the Court-approved forms for filing a Prisoner’s Motion
and Affidavit for Leave to Proceed Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915 and a Prisoner
Complaint, and to use those forms in curing the designated deficiencies and in filing a
Prisoner Complaint that sued the proper parties, complied with the pleading
requirements of Rule 8 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and alleged each
Defendant’s personal participation in the alleged constitutional violations. The October
23 order warned him that if he failed to cure the designated deficiencies or file an
amended Prisoner Complaint as directed within thirty days, the action may be dismissed
without prejudice and without further notice. On November 4, 2014, the October 23
order was returned to the Court as undeliverable. See ECF No. 4.
Mr. Barnes has failed within the time allowed to cure the designated deficiencies,
file an amended Prisoner Complaint as directed, or otherwise communicate with the
Court in any way. Therefore, the action will be dismissed without prejudice for Mr.
Barnes’ failure to cure the designated deficiencies and file an amended Prisoner
Complaint as directed within the time allowed, and for his failure to prosecute.
Finally, the Court certifies pursuant to § 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 Mr. Barnes files a notice of appeal he also must pay the full $505.00 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 Prisoner Complaint and the action are dismissed without
prejudice pursuant to Rule 41(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure for the failure of
Plaintiff, Justin Eugene Barnes, to cure the deficiencies designated in the order to cure
of October 23, 2014, and file an amended Prisoner Complaint as directed within the
time allowed, and for his failure to prosecute. It is
FURTHER ORDERED that leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal is
denied. It is
FURTHER ORDERED that any pending motions are denied as moot.
DATED at Denver, Colorado, this 3rd day of
BY THE COURT:
s/Lewis T. Babcock
LEWIS T. BABCOCK
Senior Judge, United States District Court
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