Wren v Doe et al.
DECISION AND ORDER signed by Judge William C. Griesbach on 6/3/21. The Court will not yet rule on Wren's 9 MOTION for reconsideration. If he files the required documents by 7/1/2021, the Court will grant his motion for reconsideration, reopen the case and screen his complaint. (cc: all counsel and mailed to pro se party with form)(Griesbach, William)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN
Case No. 21-C-348
JOHN DOE, et al.,
DECISION AND ORDER
Plaintiff Joshua Wren is a prisoner confined at Stanley Correctional Institution who is
representing himself in this 42 U.S.C. §1983 case. On March 18, 2021, he filed a complaint, but
he did not pay the civil case filing fee. On April 12, 2021, the Court ordered Wren to either pay
the $402 filing fee or move to proceed in forma pauperis by May 6, 2021. Dkt. No. 6. The
deadline passed and Wren neither paid the fee nor moved to proceed in forma pauperis, so the
Court dismissed the case.
On May 28, 2021, Wren filed a motion for reconsideration. Dkt. No. 9. He asserts that he
made a mistake and did not want the case to be dismissed. According to Wren, he “wanted the
Court to allow [his] filling out application as indigent [sic], to commence the action.” Id.
Wren still has not complied with the Court’s order that he either prepay the full $402 filing
or file a motion to proceed without prepaying the filing fee along with a copy of his trust account
statement covering the period of September 18, 2020 through March 18, 2021 (the date he filed
his complaint). The Court will give Wren one final opportunity to comply. Simply telling the
Court he is indigent and wants to proceed in forma pauperis is insufficient. He must file the
required documents if he wants to proceed with this case.
The Court will not yet rule on Wren’s motion for reconsideration. If he files the required
documents by July 1, 2021, the Court will grant his motion for reconsideration, reopen the case,
and screen his complaint. However, if the Court does not receive the required documents by the
deadline or if Wren fails to inform the Court why he is unable to comply, the Court will deny his
motion for reconsideration and this case will remain closed.
The clerk’s office will enclose a copy of the form entitled “Prisoner Request to Proceed in
District Court without Prepaying the Full Filing Fee” along with this decision.
SO ORDERED at Green Bay, Wisconsin this 3rd day of June, 2021.
s/ William C. Griesbach
William C. Griesbach
United States District Judge
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