Englehart v. State of Rhode Island et al

Filing 4

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER - Plaintiff is ordered to submit the $5.00 filing fee to the Court, or file an IFP Application accompanied by the proper documentation concerning his inmate account by July 20, 2007 or risk having this matter dismissed for nonpayment of the required filing fee. The Clerk is directed to provide Plaintiff with a copy of the Application. So Ordered by Magistrate Judge Lincoln D. Almond on 6/28/07. (Noel, Jeannine)

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Englehart v. State of Rhode Island et al Doc. 4 Case 1:07-cv-00231-S-LDA Document 4 Filed 06/28/2007 Page 1 of 2 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF RHODE ISLAND WILLIAM ENGLEHART v. STATE OF RHODE ISLAND, et al. : : : : : C.A. No. 07-231S MEMORANDUM AND ORDER In this matter, the Plaintiff, William Englehart ("Plaintiff") filed his Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus on June 22, 2007. (Document No. 1). Plaintiff did not submit the filing fee required under 28 U.S.C. 1914(a), to file a habeas corpus petition. Instead, Plaintiff has included a "Paupers Oath," in which he swears that he has no bank accounts and that he owns no property. (Document No. 2). The matter of Plaintiff's nonpayment of his filing fee has been referred to me for determination. 28 U.S.C. 636(b)(1)(A); LR CV 72(a). The filing fee for a habeas corpus case, such as this one, is $5.00. See 28 U.S.C. 1914(a). In order to proceed with his Petition, Plaintiff must either submit the $5.00 filing fee to the Court, or he must qualify to proceed in this matter without prepayment of fees and costs, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1915. In order to determine if Plaintiff is eligible for in forma pauperis ("IFP") status under 28 U.S.C. 1915, Plaintiff must complete and file an Application To Proceed Without Prepayment of Fees and Affidavit. The Application contains a "Notice to Prisoner" portion which directs an incarcerated applicant to obtain a statement certified by an "appropriate institutional officer" of "all receipts, expenditures, and balances during the last six months in your institutional accounts." In order to determine his IFP eligibility, Plaintiff must submit a properly completed Application which is accompanied by a certified copy of his inmate account statement for the last six months. Dockets.Justia.com Case 1:07-cv-00231-S-LDA Document 4 Filed 06/28/2007 Page 2 of 2 Plaintiff's case cannot proceed until the Court either receives the $5.00 filing fee or Plaintiff is approved for IFP status. Accordingly, Plaintiff is ordered to submit the $5.00 filing fee to the Court, or file an IFP Application accompanied by the proper documentation concerning his inmate account by July 20, 2007 or risk having this matter dismissed for nonpayment of the required filing fee. The Clerk is directed to provide Plaintiff with a copy of the Application. So ordered. PER ORDER: /s/ Jeannine Noel Deputy Clerk ENTER: /s/ Lincoln D. Almond Lincoln D. Almond United States Magistrate Judge June 28, 2007 -2-

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