Long v. Commonwealth of Kentucky

Filing 5

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER by Judge Thomas B. Russell on 10/21/2008; Plaintiff having failed to pay the filing fee within the amount of time allowed, this action will be dismissed. It is ordered that Kentucky State Reformatory shall forward $350 from Plaintiff's inmate account to the Clerk for full payment of the filing fee. cc: Counsel, Finance, Inmate Accts at KSR (LMW)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF KENTUCKY AT BOWLING GREEN MICHAEL WAYNE LONG v. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY PLAINTIFF CIVIL ACTION NO. 1:08CV-P118-R DEFENDANT MEMORANDUM AND ORDER By Memorandum and Order entered August 28, 2008 (DN 4), this Court denied Plaintiff's application to proceed without prepayment of fees pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1915(g) and directed him to pay the requisite $350.00 filing fee for the instant action within 30 days from entry of the Order. The Court advised Plaintiff that failure to pay the filing fee within the time allowed would result in dismissal of the action. Review of the record reveals that Plaintiff has failed to pay the requisite $350.00 filing fee. The Court will, therefore, dismiss the action by separate order for failure to comply with a prior order of the Court and for failure to prosecute. Dismissal of this action, however, does not relieve Plaintiff of his responsibility to pay the requisite filing fee in this action. In re Alea, 286 F.3d 378, 381 (6th Cir. 2002); McGore v. Wrigglesworth, 114 F.3d 601, 607 (6th Cir. 1997). The obligation to pay the filing fee attaches when a prisoner "brings a civil action." In re Alea, 286 F.3d at 381. "The subsequent dismissal of the action under 1915(g) for failure to pay that fee does not negate or nullify the litigant's continuing obligation to pay the fee in full." Id. Accordingly, the prior Order (DN 4) obligating Plaintiff to pay the $350.00 filing fee in this action remains in full effect. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that the Kentucky State Reformatory shall forward the $350.00 from Plaintiff's inmate account to the Clerk for full payment of the filing fee. The payment shall be sent to the following address: Office of the Clerk, United States District Court, Western District of Kentucky, 106 Gene Snyder U. S. Courthouse, 601 West Broadway, Louisville, Kentucky 40202-2249. Date: October 21, 2008 cc: Plaintiff, pro se KSR, ATTN: Inmate Accounts (#155616), 3001 W. Hwy. 146, LaGrange, KY 40032 4413.005 2

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