GILLESPIE v. FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION CUMBERLAND et al
ORDER denying Plaintiff's 11 Motion to Waive the filing fee. He is ordered to pay the initial partial filing fee by September 25, 2020. Failure to meet this deadline will result in the dismissal of the action without prejudice to refiling within the statute of limitations. Copy to Plaintiff via U.S. Mail. Signed by Judge James Patrick Hanlon on 9/8/2020. (MAC)
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF INDIANA
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
CUMBERLAND, et al.
On July 24, 2020, the Court granted Mr. Gillespie's motion to proceed in forma pauperis,
assessed an initial partial filing fee of $20.47, and ordered Mr. Gillespie to pay the initial partial
filing fee by August 20, 2020. The Court reminded Mr. Gillespie that although he was excused
from prepaying the full filing fee, he remained obligated for the $350.00 filing fee. On August 18,
2020, Mr. Gillespie filed a motion to waive the $350.00 filing fee. In support, Mr. Gillespie argues
that his sister makes a monthly deposit in his inmate trust account each month and that due to
restrictions in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, he has not yet been approved for
The Prison Litigation Reform Act provides that even if a prisoner is allowed to proceed in
a civil action without prepaying the filing fee, "the prisoner shall be required to pay the full amount
of a filing fee." 28 U.S.C. § 1915(b)(1). A district court has no authority to waive this obligation.
Butler v. Deal, 794 F.App'x 542, 543 (7th Cir. 2020). Accordingly, Mr. Gillespie's motion to waive
the $350.00 filing fee, dkt. , is denied. He is ordered to pay the initial partial filing fee by
September 25, 2020. Failure to meet this deadline will result in the dismissal of the action without
prejudice to refiling within the statute of limitations.
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CUMBERLAND - FCI
CUMBERLAND FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
P.O. BOX 1000
CUMBERLAND, MD 21501
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