Mata v. Stone
ORDER vacating 6 Report and Recommendations. Further, the Court DIRECTS the Clerk to re-serve Petitioner with a copy of the July 31st Order and IFP paperwork. Petitioner must either pay the filing fee or submit ifp motion by 10/23/2017. Signed by Magistrate Judge Brian K. Epps on 10/10/2017. (pts)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA
MARCELINO SANCHEZ MATA,
STACEY N. STONE, Warden,
Petitioner, an inmate at McRae Correctional Facility, in McRae, Georgia, filed the
above-captioned petition pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241 contesting the execution of his
sentence of confinement, and he sought permission to proceed in forma pauperis (“IFP”).
On July 31, 2017, the Court entered an Order denying without prejudice Petitioner’s
incomplete motion to proceed IFP. (Doc. no. 4.) The Court additionally directed the Clerk
of Court to attach a copy of the appropriate IFP paperwork to Petitioner’s service copy of the
Order, with the requirement regarding submission of a prison account statement highlighted.
The Court cautioned Petitioner he must either pay the $5.00 filing fee or submit a
complete IFP, with supporting documentation, within twenty-one days, and failing to do so
would result in a recommendation of dismissal. (Id. at 1-2). When the time to respond to the
Court’s July 31st Order had passed and Petitioner had not submitted the filing fee or an
updated IFP motion with supporting documentation, the Court recommended dismissal
without prejudice. (See doc. no. 6.) The deadline for objecting to the recommendation was
September 25, 2017. (See doc. no. 7.)
In an untimely filing, Petitioner complains he never received the Court’s July 31st
Order denying his incomplete IFP motion and therefore objects to the recommendation for
(Doc. no. 8.)
Notably, Petitioner did not submit the requisite supporting
documentation or $5.00 filing fee along with his untimely objection. Therefore, the case is
still subject to dismissal.
Nevertheless, in an abundance of caution, the Court VACATES its September 8,
2017 Report and Recommendation, (doc. no. 6), and DIRECTS the Clerk to re-serve
Petitioner with a copy of the July 31st Order and appropriately annotated IFP paperwork.
(Doc. no. 4.) The deadline for paying the $5.00 filing fee or submitting a complete IFP
motion, with supporting documentation, is re-set to October 23, 2017. Failure to timely
submit a complete IFP motion or the $5.00 filing fee will result in dismissal of the case.
SO ORDERED this 10th day of October, 2017, at Augusta, Georgia.
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