MEEKINS v. DOC's GRATERFORD et al
ORDER THAT LEAVE TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS IS GRANTED; PLAINTIFF SHALL PAY THE FULL FILING FEE OF $350 IN INSTALLMENTS AS OUTLINED; THE CLERK OF COURT IS DIRECTED TO SEND A COPY OF THIS ORDER TO THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCI-GRATERFORD; THE COMPL AINT IS DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM; MR. MEEKINS'S REQUESTS FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT AND A SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE ARE DENIED AS MOOT AND THE CLERK OF COURT SHALL CLOSE THIS CASE. SIGNED BY CHIEF JUDGE LAWRENCE F. STENGEL ON 4/9/18. 4/11/18 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED TO PLAINTIFF AND SUPERINTENDENT.(jaa, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
WILLIAM JAZZ MEEKINS,
DOC’S GRATERFORD, et al.,
AND NOW, this 9th day of April, 2018, upon consideration of Mr. Meekins’s Motion to
proceed In Forma Pauperis, his pro se Complaint, his Affidavit, and his Statement, it is
Leave to proceed in forma pauperis is GRANTED.
Plaintiff William Jazz Meekins, #EF-3877, shall pay the full filing fee of $350 in
installments, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(b). Based on the financial information provided by
Mr. Meekins, an initial partial filing fee of $4.99 is assessed. The Superintendent or other
appropriate official at SCI-Graterford or at any other prison at which Mr. Meekins may be
incarcerated is directed to deduct $4.99 from Mr. Meekins’s inmate trust fund account, when
such funds become available, and forward that amount to the Clerk of the United States District
Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 601 Market Street, Room 2609, Philadelphia, PA
19106, to be credited to Civil Action No. 18-851. In each succeeding month when the amount in
Mr. Meekins’s inmate trust fund account exceeds $10.00, the Superintendent or other appropriate
official shall forward payments to the Clerk of Court equaling 20% of the preceding month’s
income credited to Mr. Meekins’s inmate trust fund account until the fees are paid. Each
payment shall reference the docket number for this case, Civil Action No. 18-851.
The Clerk of Court is directed to send a copy of this order to the Superintendent
The complaint is DISMISSED with prejudice for failure to state a claim, pursuant
to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2)(B)(ii), for the reasons stated in the Court’s Memorandum.
Mr. Meekins’s requests for summary judgment and a settlement conference are
DENIED as moot.
Mr. Meekins’s request to use the electronic case filing system is DENIED.
The Clerk of Court shall CLOSE this case.
BY THE COURT:
/s/ Lawrence F. Stengel
LAWRENCE F. STENGEL, C.J.
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