Shelton v. State of Georgia

Filing 3

ORDER instructing Clerk to mail plaintiff non-prisoner IFP form; giving plaintiff 30 days to return completed form or paying full filing fee . Signed by Judge Hugh Lawson on 3/29/2006. (nbp,HL)

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Shelton v. State of Georgia Doc. 3 Case 6:06-cv-00022-WLS Document 3 Filed 03/29/2006 Page 1 of 2 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF GEORGIA THOMASVILLE DIVISION WALTER K. SHELTON, : : Plaintiff : : VS. : : STATE OF GEORGIA, : : Defendant : _____________________________________ NO. 6:06-CV-22(HL) ORDER Plaintiff WALTER K. SHELTON has filed an action under 42 U.S.C. 1983. Plaintiff also seeks to proceed in forma pauperis (Tab # 1). Plaintiff has submitted an inmate's affidavit of indigency, but plaintiff is a non-prisoner. In order to determine whether plaintiff qualifies for in forma pauperis status, this Court requires that plaintiff complete a non-prisoner affidavit in support of the request to proceed IFP. Martinez v. Kristi Kleaners, Inc., 364 F.3d 1305 (11th Cir. 2004). Accordingly, the Clerk of this Court is instructed to provide plaintiff with a copy of the Court's nonprisoner IFP form. If plaintiff still wishes to proceed in forma pauperis, he should complete the form, sign it under penalty of perjury, and return it to the office of the Clerk of Court. In the alternative, plaintiff may pay the entire $250.00 filing fee. Plaintiff shall have thirty (30) days from the date of his receipt of this order to complete the non-prisoner IFP form or to pay the entire filing fee. Failure to comply with this order shall result in the dismissal of plaintiff's complaint. There shall be no service of process in this case until further order of the Court. Case 6:06-cv-00022-WLS Document 3 Filed 03/29/2006 Page 2 of 2 SO ORDERED, this 29th day of March, 2005. s/ Hugh Lawson HUGH LAWSON UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE cr

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