Filing 30

ORDER denying 29 Motion for Leave to Appeal in forma pauperis. Ordered by Judge Hugh Lawson on 10/18/2012. (nbp)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF GEORGIA MACON DIVISION WILLIE FRANK WRIGHT, JR., : : Plaintiff, : : VS. : : Officer FREELAND, et. al. : : Defendants. : ____________________________________ NO. 5:11-CV-0394-HL-CHW ORDER ON MOTION TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS ON APPEAL Plaintiff WILLIE FRANK WRIGHT, JR. has filed a Motion to Proceed in forma pauperis on Appeal (ECF No. 29) from this Court’s August 7, 2012, Order (ECF No. 23). In the Court's best judgment, an appeal from that Order cannot be taken in good faith. Plaintiff's Motion to Proceed in forma pauperis on Appeal is accordingly DENIED. See 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(3); Fed. R. App. P. 24(a)(3) (“A party who was permitted to proceed in forma pauperis in the district-court action . . . may proceed on appeal in forma pauperis . . . unless . . . the district court . . . certifies that the appeal is not taken in good faith.”). If Plaintiff wishes to proceed with his appeal, he must pay the entire $ 455.00 appellate filing fee. Because Plaintiff has stated that he cannot pay the $ 455.00 immediately, he must pay using the partial payment plan described under 28 U.S.C. § 1915(b). Pursuant to § 1915(b), the prison account custodian where Plaintiff is incarcerated shall cause to be remitted to the Clerk of this Court monthly payments of 20% of the preceding month's income credited to Plaintiff's account until the $ 455.00 appellate filing fee has been paid in full. Twenty percent of any deposits into the prisoner's account shall be withheld by the prison account custodian who, on a monthly basis, shall forward the amount withheld from the prisoner’s account to the Clerk of this Court each time the amount in the account exceeds $ 10.00 until the total filing fee of $ 455.00 has been paid. For this reason, the Clerk of Court is DIRECTED to mail a copy of this Order to the custodian of the prison in which Plaintiff is incarcerated. Checks should be made payable to “Clerk, U.S. District Court.” SO ORDERED, this 18th day of October 2012. s/ Hugh Lawson HUGH LAWSON, Judge UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT jlr

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