SAUNDERS v. CAMDEN COUNTY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY et al
OPINION. Signed by Chief Judge Jerome B. Simandle on 2/7/17. (jbk, )
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY
MICHAEL L. SAUNDERS,
HONORABLE JEROME B. SIMANDLE
DAVID OWENS (WARDEN),
No. 16-cv-06901 (JBS-AMD)
Michael L. Saunders, Plaintiff Pro Se
3 West Industrial Boulevard
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
SIMANDLE, Chief District Judge
On October 11, 2016, Plaintiff Michael L. Saunders, a
prisoner confined at Kintock – SWSP, New Jersey, submitted a
civil complaint alleging violations of his constitutional rights
pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Docket Entry 1.
On October 17, 2016, the Court administratively
terminated this case pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915. Docket Entry
On October 31, 2016, Plaintiff submitted an
application to proceed in forma pauperis. Docket Entry. 3.
On December 9, 2016, the Court granted Plaintiff’s in
forma pauperis application. Docket Entry 4.
Mail sent to Plaintiff at his listed address was
returned as undeliverable on December 21, 2016. Docket Entry 5.
Local Civil Rule 10.1(a) requires unrepresented
parties to notify the Court of any change in address within 7
days. The Rule further provides that, failure to file such
notice “may result in the imposition of sanctions by the Court.”
Id. Indeed, failure to apprise the Court of an address change
may result in the outright dismissal of the case for failure to
proceed, or an administrative termination of the action without
prejudice. See, e.g., Boretsky v. Corzine, No. 08-2265, 2008 WL
2512916 (D.N.J. June 23, 2008); Allebach v. Cathell, No. 065005, 2009 WL 2147145 (D.N.J. July 15, 2009).
As the Court does not have a current address for
Plaintiff, the matter cannot proceed at this time. The Court
will therefore administratively terminate the proceedings
without prejudice to Plaintiff’s right to reinstate this action
by notifying the Court of his new address within 30 days.
Failure to provide an updated address within 30 days
of the date of this Order may result in the matter being
dismissed for lack of prosecution.
An appropriate Order follows.
February 7, 2017
s/ Jerome B. Simandle
JEROME B. SIMANDLE
Chief U.S. District Judge
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