Armstrong v. Curry County Detention Center et al
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER Related document(s): 1 Complaint. by District Judge James O. Browning. (meq)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW MEXICO
No. CIV 16-1246 JB/WPL
CURRY COUNTY DETENTION CENTER
and CORRECT CARE SOLUTIONS,
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER OF DISMISSAL WITHOUT PREJUDICE
THIS MATTER comes before the Court on the Honorable William P. Lynch, United
States Magistrate Judge’s (i) Order to Cure Deficiency, filed November 17, 2016 (Doc.
3)(“Order to Cure Deficiency”); and (ii) Order to Show Cause, filed January 17, 2017 (Doc.
4)(“Show Cause Order”). In the Order to Cure Deficiency, Magistrate Judge Lynch ordered
Plaintiff Bobby Armstrong to pay the $400.00 fee for this civil rights action or file an
Application to Proceed in District Court Without Prepaying Fees or Costs (Long Form).
Armstrong failed to comply with Magistrate Judge Lynch’s Order to Cure Deficiency, and
therefore on January 17, 2017, Magistrate Judge Lynch ordered Armstrong to pay the $400.00
fee for this civil rights action, file an Application to Proceed in District Court Without Prepaying
Fees or Costs (Long Form), or show cause why the Court should not dismiss this action. See
Show Cause Order at 1. Magistrate Judge Lynch warned Armstrong that failure to comply with
the Court’s order “may result in the dismissal of this action without further notice.” Show Cause
Order at 1-2.
Armstrong’s response was due on or before February 16, 2017, but, as of that
date, Armstrong had not filed a response. Because Armstrong failed to comply with Magistrate
Judge Lynch’s Orders, the Court will dismiss his Complaint for Violation of Civil Rights
(Prisoner Complaint), filed November 14, 2016 (Doc. 1) without prejudice pursuant to rule 41(b)
of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. See Olsen v. Mapes, 333 F.3d 1199, 1204 n.3 (10th
Cir. 2003)(noting that rule 41(b) permits “courts to dismiss actions sua sponte for a plaintiff’s
failure to prosecute or comply with the rules of civil procedure or court’s orders”)(internal
IT IS ORDERED that Plaintiff’s Complaint For Violation of Civil Rights (Prisoner
Complaint), filed November 14, 2016 (Doc. 1), is dismissed without prejudice and that Final
Judgment will be entered.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Plaintiff pro se
Curry County Detention Center
-- and -Correct Care Solutions
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