Powell v. Warden, Franklin County Correction Center
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION: Magistrate Judge RECOMMENDS 1 Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus be DISMISSED without prejudice for want of prosecution. Objections to R&R due by 6/2/2017. Signed by Magistrate Judge Kimberly A. Jolson on 5/19/2017. (ew)(This document has been sent by regular mail to the party(ies) listed in the NEF that did not receive electronic notification.)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO
ERIC L. POWELL
Case No. 2:17-CV-00276-ALM
JUDGE ALGENON L. MARBLEY
Magistrate Judge Jolson
WARDEN, FRANKLIN COUNTY
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
On April 6, 2017, Eric L. Powell, a prisoner at the Franklin County Correctional Center,
submitted a petition for a writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. (Doc. 1).
However, on April 12, 2017, this Court issued an Order noting that Petitioner had submitted
neither the full filing fee nor a request for leave to proceed in forma pauperis under 28 U.S.C.
§ 1915(a). Consequently, the Court ordered Petitioner either to pay the $5.00 filing fee or to file a
proper motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis under 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a) within thirty (30)
days of that Order. (Doc. 2). The Court additionally made clear that “[f]ailure to do so [would]
result in dismissal of this action for want of prosecution.” (Id.).
More than 30 days have passed, and Petitioner has not paid the filing fee or moved to
proceed in forma pauperis.
Accordingly, it is RECOMMENDED that this case be
DISMISSED without prejudice for want of prosecution. See Gravitt v. Tyszkiewicz, 14 F.
App’x 348, 348 (6th Cir. 2001).
PROCEDURE ON OBJECTIONS
If any party objects to this Report and Recommendation, that party may, within fourteen
(14) days of the date of this Report, file and serve on all parties written objections to those
specific proposed finding or recommendations to which objection is made, together with
supporting authority for the objection(s). A District Judge of this Court shall make a de novo
determination of those portions of the Report or specific proposed findings or recommendations
to which objection is made. Upon proper objection, a District Judge of this Court may accept,
reject, or modify, in whole or in part, the findings or recommendations made herein, may receive
further evidence or may recommit this matter to the Magistrate Judge with instructions.
28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1).
The parties are specifically advised that failure to object to the Report and
Recommendation will result in a waiver of the right to have the District Judge review the Report
and Recommendation de novo, and also operates as a waiver of the right to appeal the decision of
the District Court adopting the Report and Recommendation. See Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140
(1985); United States v. Walters, 638 F.2d 947 (6th Cir. 1981).
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Date: May 19, 2017
/s/ Kimberly A. Jolson
KIMBERLY A. JOLSON
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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