DOUGLAS v. CAMDEN COUNTY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY et al
MEMORANDUM, OPINION. Signed by Chief Judge Jerome B. Simandle on 12/21/16. (jbk, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY
CAMDEN COUNTY CORRECTIONAL
FACILITY, ET AL.,
SIMANDLE, Chief District Judge
On December 8, 2016, Plaintiff Melvin Douglas
submitted a civil complaint alleging violations of his
constitutional rights pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983.
Mail sent to Plaintiff at his listed address was
returned as undeliverable on December 19, 2016. Docket Entry 2.
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. 06-5005,
2009 WL 2147145 (D.N.J. July 15, 2009).
According to the State of New Jersey Department of
Corrections Inmate Locator, Plaintiff is now located at C.R.A.F.
Inmate Search, available at
visited Dec. 14, 2016). The Court will administratively
terminate the proceedings without prejudice to Plaintiff’s right
to reinstate this action by submitting a notice of change of
address within 30 days.
Plaintiff is advised that future failures to inform
the Court of his current address may result in dismissal of the
An appropriate Order follows.
December 21, 2016
s/ Jerome B. Simandle
JEROME B. SIMANDLE
Chief U.S. District Judge
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