Parker v. Yankton Camp et al
ORDER REQUIRING PLAINTIFF TO FILE AN ADDITIONAL NOTICE. Signed by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier on 02/17/2021. MAILED copy of Order to Mr. Parker. (SAC)
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF SOUTH DAKOTA
HANDSOME P. PARKER,
YANKTON CAMP, WARDEN J. COX,
CORRECTIONAL OFFICER BEATTY, and
ORDER REQUIRING PLAINTIFF TO
FILE AN ADDITIONAL NOTICE
Plaintiff, Handsome P. Parker, filed a prisoner pro se civil rights lawsuit
under 28 U.S.C. § 1331; Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents of Federal Bureau of
Narcotics, 403 U.S. 288, 397 (1971). Docket 1. This court ordered Parker to pay an
initial partial filing fee of $173.38 by February 22, 2021. Docket 17. Parker moves
for reconsideration on the initial partial filing fee amount and claims that there
was an error made on his prisoner trust account report. Docket 18. This court
ordered Parker to file a new prisoner trust account report, so the court could
properly consider his motion for reconsideration. Docket 19.
On January 29, 2021, Parker filed a motion to withdraw his complaint.
Docket 20. He filed a new certified prisoner trust account report and another
motion to withdraw on February 10, 2021. Dockets 21, 22. 1 The next day he paid
his initial partial filing fee of $173.38, that was originally ordered by the court and
Parker’s new prisoner trust account report shows an average monthly deposit of
$225.32, and an average monthly balance of $190.94. Docket 21. An initial partial
filing fee of $45.06 (20 percent of the average monthly deposit) is required. See 28
U.S.C. ' 1915(b)(1). The record reflects that Parker has already paid $293.38.
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an additional $120.00. See Docket 17. Parker has now paid a total of $293.38.
This court granted Parker leave to proceed to proceed in forma pauperis. Docket
17. The total filing fee to file a federal lawsuit with in forma pauperis status is
$350.00. Under the Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA), a prisoner who Abrings a
civil action or files an appeal in forma pauperis . . . shall be required to pay the full
amount of a filing fee.@ 28 U.S.C. ' 1915(b)(1). Parker must pay the entire fee even
if he wishes to withdraw his lawsuit.
This court wonders whether Parker would like to withdraw his lawsuit with
the knowledge that he will have to pay the entire filing fee even if he withdraws.
The court orders Parker to file a notice letting the court know whether he wants to
withdraw his lawsuit (even though he will still have to pay the full filing fee) or
whether the court may proceed to screen his complaint under 28 U.S.C. § 1915A.
If Parker does not file a notice by March 17, 2021, this court will grant his
previous motions to withdraw.
Thus, it is ORDERED:
1. That Parker must file a notice as to whether he wishes to withdraw his
complaint by March 17, 2021. If Parker does not comply, the court
will proceed to rule on his previous motions.
Dated February 17, 2021.
BY THE COURT:
/s/ Karen E. Schreier
KAREN E. SCHREIER
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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