Martin v. Wilkes et al
ORDER granting, as a one-time courtesy, 39 Motion to forward a complete copy of Plaintiff's complaint including exhibits. Signed by Magistrate Judge Brian K. Epps on 04/09/2018. (jlh)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA
KENDRICK R. MARTIN,
SCOTT WILKES, Head Warden; ANTONIO )
ROSS, Sergeant over CERT; and SERENA
Before the Court is Plaintiff’s request for a copy of his complaint. (Doc. no. 39.)
Plaintiff is not entitled to free copies of court documents. Wanninger v. Davenport, 697 F.2d
992, 994 (11th Cir. 1983) (“A prisoner’s right of access to the court does not include the
right of free unlimited access to a photocopying machine . . . .”); see also Jackson v. Florida
Dep’t of Fin. Servs., 479 F. App’x 289, 292-93 (11th Cir. 2012) (“This Court has never held
that a prisoner’s right of access to the courts entitles a prisoner-plaintiff, even one proceeding
in forma pauperis, to free copies of court documents, including his own pleadings.”).
Nevertheless, as a one-time courtesy, the Court GRANTS Plaintiff’s request (doc. no. 39)
and DIRECTS the CLERK to include a copy of Plaintiff’s amended complaint to his
service copy of this Order (doc. no. 6).
SO ORDERED this 9th day of April, 2018, at Augusta, Georgia.
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