Jamison v. Cox
ORDER denying 28 Motion for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis. Signed by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier on 10/04/2021. Mailed copy to Mr. Jamison via USPS. (VMM)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF SOUTH DAKOTA
J.W. COX, in his capacity as Warden of
Yankton Federal Prison Camp,
ORDER DENYING PETITIONER’S
MOTION FOR LEAVE TO PROCEED
IN FORMA PAUPERIS
Petitioner, Roderick Jamison, filed a pro se petition for writ of habeas
corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241. Docket 1. This court dismissed
Jamison’s petition. Docket 25. Judgment was entered in favor of respondent on
August 25, 2021. Docket 26. On September 2, 2021, Jamison filed a notice of
appeal. Docket 27. He now moves for leave to proceed in forma pauperis and
has included a prisoner trust account report. Dockets 28, 29.
The filing-fee provisions of the Prison Litigation Reform Act do not apply
to habeas corpus actions. Malave v. Hedrick, 271 F.3d 1139, 1140 (8th Cir.
2001). To determine whether a habeas petitioner qualifies for in forma pauperis
status, the court need only assess (1) whether the petitioner can afford to pay
the full filing fee, and (2) whether the petitioner's appeal is taken in “good
faith.” 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(1), (3). Jamison’s prisoner trust account report
indicates that he has average monthly deposits to his prisoner trust account of
$809.84 and an average monthly balance of $20,249.99. Docket 29 at 1.
Jamison has sufficient funds to pay the $505.00 appellate filing fees, so his
motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis is denied.
Thus, it is ORDERED:
That Jamison’s motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis,
Docket 28, is denied.
Dated October 4, 2021
BY THE COURT:
/s/ Karen E. Schreier
KAREN E. SCHREIER
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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