Martin v. Wilkes et al

Filing 40

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)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA AUGUSTA DIVISION KENDRICK R. MARTIN, ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) v. ) ) SCOTT WILKES, Head Warden; ANTONIO ) ROSS, Sergeant over CERT; and SERENA ) CHANCE, Lieutenant, ) ) Defendants. ) _________ CV 117-127 ORDER _________ 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. 2

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