Parrish, Kenneth v. McCulloch, Deborah et al
ORDER on ifp request: Plaintiff to submit Trust fund account statement. Trust Fund Account Statement due 5/14/2012. Signed by Magistrate Judge Stephen L. Crocker on 4/23/2012. (jef),(ps)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN
KENNETH R. PARRISH,
DEBORAH MCCULLOCH and
Plaintiff Kenneth Parrish, a patient at the Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center, in
Mauston, Wisconsin, has filed a proposed complaint under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 alleging violations
of his constitutional rights. In addition, he has submitted a petition and affidavit to proceed
without prepayment of fees and costs as well as several uncertified resident account statements,
which only cover sections of a three-month period.
This court uses one method for determining the indigent status of all institutionalized
persons, even those like plaintiff who are not subject to the 1996 Prison Litigation Reform Act.
See Longbehn v. United States, 169 F.3d 1082 (7th Cir. 1999). From a six-month resident account
statement covering the full six-month period immediately preceding the filing of the plaintiff’s
complaint, the court calculates two amounts, 20% of the plaintiff’s average monthly income and
20% of the plaintiff’s average monthly balance. Whichever amount is greater is the amount the
plaintiff will have to prepay toward the $350 filing fee. He will qualify for indigent status with
respect to the remainder of the fee. (The in forma pauperis statute does not permit a court to
waive entirely a plaintiff’s obligation to pay filing fees. All it does is allow a court to grant
qualifying individuals leave to proceed without prepaying some or all of the filing fee.)
Plaintiff will have to provided a complete certified copy of his six-month resident account
statement if he intends to pursue his request for leave to proceed in forma pauperis. Because
plaintiff’s complaint was submitted on April 17, 2012, his resident account statement should
cover the period beginning approximately October 17, 2011 and ending approximately April 17
19, 2012. If plaintiff fails to submit the required statement within the deadline set below, then
I will assume he does not wish to proceed with this action and this case will be closed.
IT IS ORDERED that plaintiff may have until May 14, 2012, in which to submit a
certified copy of his resident account statement beginning approximately October 17, 2011 and
ending approximately April 17, 2012. If, by May 14, 2012, plaintiff fails to submit the required
statement or show cause of his failure to do so, I will assume that he wishes to withdraw this
action voluntarily and, in that case, the clerk of court is directed to close this file without
prejudice to plaintiff’s filing his case at a later date.
Entered this 23rd day of April, 2012.
BY THE COURT:
STEPHEN L. CROCKER
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