Hampton, Darryl v. State of Wisconsin
ORDER denying petitioner's request for leave to proceed without prepayment of the filing fee. Full $5.00 filing fee due 4/30/2015. Signed by Magistrate Judge Peter A. Oppeneer on 4/10/2015. (jef),(ps)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN
DARRYL D. HAMPTON
Case No. 15-cv-183-bbc
STATE OF WISCONSIN,
Petitioner Darryl D. Hampton, a prisoner in the custody of the Wisconsin
Department of Corrections, has filed an application for a writ of habeas corpus pursuant to
28 U.S.C. § 2254. Petitioner requests leave to proceed without prepayment of the filing fee.
Petitioner has supported this request with an affidavit of indigency and a six-month trust
account statement from the institution.
In determining whether to allow a prisoner to proceed without prepayment, this court
uses the following formula. First, the court determines petitioner's average monthly deposits
and average monthly balances for the six-month period immediately preceding the filing of
the petition. If 20% of the greater of these two figures is $5 or more, the petitioner is not
eligible for indigent status and will have to prepay all of the $5 filing fee. If 20% of the
greater of these two figures is less than $5, petitioner will be required to prepay whatever
portion less than $5 has been calculated.
Applying this formula, I find that petitioner is able to pay the filing fee. According to
the trust account statement, in the past six months petitioner’s monthly balance has averaged
$32.35 and 20% of this figure is $6.47. Accordingly, I will deny petitioner’s application for
leave to proceed without prepayment of the filing fee. To proceed further on this habeas
petition, petitioner must pay the $5 filing fee. If petitioner fails to pay the fee by April 30,
2015, the petition will be dismissed for failure to prosecute.
IT IS ORDERED that the petition of Darryl D. Hampton for leave to proceed
without prepayment of the filing fee is DENIED. Petitioner has until April 30, 2015 in
which to pay the $5 filing fee. If petitioner fails to submit the fee by April 30, 2015, the
petition will be dismissed for failure to prosecute.
Entered this 10th day of April, 2015.
BY THE COURT:
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