Wells v. Maes et al
ORDER GRANTING APPLICATION TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS AND DIRECTING INSTITUTION TO CALCULATE, COLLECT, AND FORWARD PAYMENTS by Hon. James P. Donohue. (cc: Plaintiff, WAWD Finance, Coyote Ridge Corrections Center)**2 PAGE(S), PRINT ALL**(Thomas Wells, Prisoner ID: 379880)(ST)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
THOMAS JAMES WELLS III,
V. MAES #5065 Washington State D.O.C.
Community Custody Corrections Officer of
Downtown Seattle, and F. REYES #7428
Washington State D.O.C. Community
Custody Corrections Officer of Downtown
Case No. C17-473-JCC-JPD
ORDER GRANTING APPLICATION
TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS
AND DIRECTING INSTITUTION TO
CALCULATE, COLLECT, AND
Plaintiff has filed an application to proceed in forma pauperis (“IFP”) in the above-
entitled § 1983 action. Dkt. 1. After careful consideration of the application and supporting
materials, the Court ORDERS as follows:
Plaintiff’s application to proceed IFP, Dkt. 1, is GRANTED. As set forth
below, an initial partial filing fee will be collected, and thereafter each month plaintiff is
required to pay twenty (20) percent of the preceding month’s income credited to his account
until the full amount of the filing fee is satisfied.
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915 and plaintiff’s approved application to proceed
IFP, the institution having custody of the above-named plaintiff is directed to calculate an
initial partial filing fee equal to twenty (20) percent of the greater of either: (1) the average
monthly deposits to the prisoner’s account; or (2) the average monthly balance in the prisoner’s
account for the six-month period immediately preceding the date of this Order. The initial
partial filing fee should be forwarded to the Clerk as soon as practicable.
Subsequently, if the prisoner’s account exceeds $10.00, each month the financial
officer of the correctional facility is directed to collect and forward payments equal to twenty
(20) percent of the prisoner’s preceding month’s income credited to the prisoner’s account. In
the event that the monthly payment would reduce the prisoner’s account below $10.00, the
financial officer should collect and forward only that amount which would reduce the
prisoner’s account to the $10.00 level. This $10.00 limit does not apply to the initial partial
filing fee described above. Finally, the monthly payments should be collected and forwarded
to the Court until the entire filing fee ($350.00) for this matter has been paid.
The Clerk is directed to send a copy of this order to plaintiff, to the financial
officer of the Court, and to the financial officer of the correctional facility.
DATED this 7th day of April, 2017.
JAMES P. DONOHUE
Chief United States Magistrate Judge
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