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FERGUSON v. COOK COUNTY JAIL

United States District Court, N.D. Illinois, Eastern Division


November 15, 2004.

ANDRE FERGUSON Plaintiff,
v.
COOK COUNTY JAIL, et al., Defendants.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: MILTON SHADUR, Senior District Judge

MEMORANDUM ORDER

This action, sought to be advanced by Andre Ferguson ("Ferguson") under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 ("Section 1983"), has been transferred to this District Court from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois (Ferguson is a prisoner currently confined at Menard Correctional Center "Menard"), so he must have assumed mistakenly that he should file his lawsuit there). But two threshold matters must be addressed before it may be determined whether this action may go forward:

1. Although Ferguson has attached a motion and affidavit by which he seeks to proceed in forma pauperis, he has not provided the required certified statement or statements reflecting all the transactions in his inmate trust account at Menard or any other correctional institution where he has been confined during the six month period that began April 22 and ended October 21, 2004 (when he signed his Complaint). And under 28 U.S.C. § 1915 (a) (2), such a printout from the institution or institutions showing such transactions must be furnished before this Court can address Ferguson's in forma pauperis request.
2. Cook County Jail, the first-named defendant in the Complaint, is not a suable legal entity, so it must be ignored as a possible party if the lawsuit goes forward. Ferguson's other named defendant is "Michael Sheffran" — does he mean Sheriff Michael Sheahan or someone else?
Ferguson is granted until November 29, 2004 to cause to be filed in this Court's chambers the required printout or printouts referred to in paragraph 1, failing which this Court will be constrained to dismiss the Complaint and this action without prejudice. It is also expected that Ferguson will address the questions raised in paragraph 2.

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