Gressel, Shane v. Thorpe, James et al
ORDER on ifp request: Trust Fund Account Statement due 4/10/2015. Signed by Magistrate Judge Peter Oppeneer on 3/19/2015. (nln),(ps)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN
Case No. 15-cv-180-jdp
JAMES THORPE, HYGIENIST LOVELL,
KELLY TRUMM, MICHAEL MEISNER
AND KAREN ANDERSON,
Plaintiff Shane Gressel, a prisoner in the custody of the Wisconsin Department of
Corrections, has filed a proposed civil complaint. Plaintiff requests leave to proceed without
prepayment of the filing fee.
Plaintiff is a prisoner and, therefore, subject to the 1996
Prisoner Litigation Reform Act.
This means that before this court may decide whether
plaintiff can proceed in forma paupers, plaintiff will have to make an initial partial payment of
the filing fee for this case. The initial partial payment cannot be calculated at this time
because plaintiff has not submitted a certified copy of plaintiff’s inmate trust fund account
statement (or institutional equivalent) for the six-month period immediately preceding the
filing of the complaint. 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(2).
For this case to proceed, plaintiff must submit the certified trust fund account
statement no later than April 10, 2015. If I find that plaintiff is indigent, I will calculate an
initial partial payment amount that must be paid before the court can screen the merits of
the complaint under 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2). Thereafter, plaintiff will be required to pay the
balance of the filing fee in installments.
IT IS ORDERED that plaintiff Shane Gressel may have until April 10, 2015 to
submit a trust fund account statement for the period beginning approximately September 18,
2014 and ending approximately March 18, 2015. If, by April 10, 2015, plaintiff fails to
respond to this order, I will assume that plaintiff wishes to withdraw this action voluntarily.
In that event, the case will be closed without prejudice to plaintiff filing the case at a later
Entered this 19th day of March, 2015.
BY THE COURT:
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