Morris, Michael v. Wisconsin Department of Corrections et al
ORDER granting plaintiff's 3 motion for leave to proceed without prepayment of filing fee. Complaint taken under advisement for screening. Signed by Magistrate Judge Peter A. Oppeneer on 9/24/2015. (jef),(ps)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN
Case No. 15-cv-564-wmc
WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF
CORRECTIONS, et al.
Plaintiff Michael Morris, a prisoner in the custody of the Wisconsin Department of
Corrections, has submitted an inmate account statement for the six month period preceding
the filing of the complaint.
Using information for the relevant time period from plaintiff’s trust fund account
statement, it appears that plaintiff has no means to make any initial partial payment of the
filing fee. The court will grant plaintiff’s motion for leave to proceed without prepayment of
the filing fee and will not assess an initial partial payment. Plaintiff remains obligated to pay
the full $350 filing fee for indigent litigants, even if this court determines that the complaint
cannot go forward.
Because plaintiff is a prisoner, plaintiff is subject to the Prisoner Litigation Reform
Act, 28 U.S.C. § 1915A, which requires the court to screen the complaint to determine
whether any portion is frivolous or malicious, fails to state a claim on which relief may be
granted or seeks monetary relief from a defendant who is immune from such relief.
IT IS ORDERED that:
The motion filed by plaintiff Michael Morris for leave to proceed without
prepayment of filing fee (Dkt. # 3) is GRANTED.
No further action will be taken in this case until the court has screened the
complaint as required by the Prisoner Litigation Reform Act, 28 U.S.C. § 1915A. Once the
screening process is complete, a separate order will issue.
Entered this 24th day of September, 2015.
BY THE COURT:
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