WHITE v. BOUNDS
ORDERED: re 1 Complaint, 2 MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis filed by RICKEY WHITE - deferred. Clerk shall forward Plaintiff an application for IFP. Plaintiff shall have until 1/15/2010 to either file a computer pr intout of prison account w/amended IFP, pay full filing, or file a notice of voluntary dismissal. (Amended Pleadings due by 1/15/2010.) Signed by MAGISTRATE JUDGE ALLAN KORNBLUM on 12/8/2009. (jws) (Motion for IFP forwarded to Plaintiff.)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE DIVISION
RICKEY WHITE, # 127615 Plaintiff, VS JOHN BOUNDS, et al., Defendant(s). / ORDER OF DEFICIENCY AND DIRECTING PLAINTIFF TO FILE AN AMENDED MOTION TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS Plaintiff, an inmate proceeding pro se, has filed a civil rights complaint under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, doc. 1, and filed a deficient motion to proceed in forma pauperis (IFP), doc. 2, by failing to comply with 28 U.S.C. § 1915. Plaintiff submitted an his Motion to Proceed In Forma Pauperis and his Prisoner Consent Form and Financial Certificate, (doc. 2), but the affidavit was incomplete and it did not include Plaintiff's a prison inmate account printout certified by a prison official as required. Section 1915, as amended by the "Prison Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (hereinafter "PLRA"), requires the court to assess an initial partial filing fee on all inmates who are permitted to proceed in forma pauperis. Under the PLRA, all prisoners will eventually pay the district court's entire $350 filing fee when bringing a civil action, or filing an appeal, in forma pauperis. If a prisoner's account CASE NO. 1:09-CV-243-SPM/AK
statement shows that he cannot pay even the required initial partial fee, the civil action may nevertheless proceed; however, the total $350 fee will be assessed and deducted from future deposits to Plaintiff's prison account until the total filing fee is paid. Fees are not refundable, regardless of dismissal of the action. [The obligation to pay the full amount of the filing fee continues even if Plaintiff is released from prison.] Even after the initial partial fee is paid, the PLRA requires this court to dismiss the case at any time if it determines that the allegation of poverty is untrue, or the action is frivolous or malicious, fails to state a claim upon which relief may be granted, or seeks monetary relief against a defendant who is immune from such relief. 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2). Furthermore, § 1915(g) prohibits a prisoner from filing any further suit or appeal without full prepayment of the filing fee if the prisoner has had three actions or appeals dismissed on one of the previously mentioned grounds set out in Section 1915(e)(2). The Court must assess an initial partial filing fee based on the average monthly deposits in Plaintiff's prison bank account in accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 1915(b)(1). Thus, Plaintiff must submit a computer printout for his inmate bank account for the six (6) month period immediately preceding the filing of the complaint; i.e., the period from MAY 30, 2009 to NOVEMBER 30, 2009. Plaintiff must obtain account statements with the signature from the appropriate official of each prison at which he is, or has been, confined for the six (6) month period prior to the filing of this complaint. The filing of the amended motion to proceed in forma pauperis, IFP, must include the inmate account information which shall be attached to the in forma pauperis motion and the signature of an authorized 2
official. If Plaintiff was not incarcerated during any portion of this time period, he must specifically advise the court. Accordingly, it is ORDERED: 1. Review of Plaintiff's complaint, doc. 1 and ruling on his motion to proceed in forma pauperis, doc. 2, is deferred until Plaintiff has complied with 28 U.S.C. §1915. 2. The clerk of court shall forward to Plaintiff an application for leave to proceed in forma pauperis. 3. Plaintiff shall have until JANUARY Y 15, 2010, to either: (1) file a computer printout of the transactions in his prison account as directed in this order along with a completed application to proceed in forma pauperis certified by the appropriate prison official, or (2) pay the full $350.00 filing fee, or (3) file a notice of voluntary dismissal of this case pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 41(a). 4. Failure to respond to this order as instructed will result in a recommendation of dismissal of this action for failure to prosecute and failure to comply with an order of this court. 5. The clerk shall refer the file to the undersigned on or before JANUARY 15, 2010. DONE AND ORDERED this 8th day of December, 2009. s/ A. KORNBLUM ALLAN KORNBLUM UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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