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Bell v. United States

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS


May 8, 2008

JAMES DALTON BELL, PETITIONER,
v.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ET AL., RESPONDENTS.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Gilbert, District Judge

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER

Petitioner, a prisoner proceeding pro se, has filed a habeas corpus action pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241. Despite correspondence from the Clerk, Petitioner has not yet paid the $5 filing fee for this action, nor has he filed a properly supported motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis. See 28 U.S.C. §§ 1914, 1915.

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that, within THIRTY (30) DAYS of the date of the entry of this order, Petitioner shall pay the $5 filing fee applicable to this action. In the alternative, Petitioner may file a motion to proceed in forma pauperis, supported by a certified copy of his prison trust fund account statement for the six-monthperiod immediately preceding the filing of the complaint and an affidavit that includes a statement of his assets.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that upon conclusion of this thirty-day period, should Petitioner fail to comply with this order, this case will be closed for failure to comply with an order of this Court. FED.R.CIV.P. 41(b); see generally Ladien v. Astrachan, 128 F.3d 1051 (7th Cir. 1997); Johnson v. Kamminga, 34 F.3d 466 (7th Cir. 1994).

IT IS SO ORDERED.

J. Phil Gilbert U. S. District Judge

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