United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
March 10, 2011
OSVALDO BUSTAMANTE, JR.
DR. K. BONAPART, ET AL.
Name of Assigned Judge Sitting Judge if Other or Magistrate Judge James F. Holderman than Assigned Judge
DOCKET ENTRY TEXT:
Plaintiff's motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis (Dkt. No. 3), is denied without prejudice. The plaintiff is granted thirty days in which either to file a complete and proper in forma pauperis application on the enclosed form with the information required by 28 U.S.C.§ 1915(a)(2) or pay the full $350 filing fee. The clerk is directed to send the plaintiff an IFP application along with a copy of this order. Failure to comply within thirty days of the date of this order will result in summary dismissal of this case. The plaintiff is advised that he must provide the Court with the original plus a Judge's copy of every document filed.
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Pro se plaintiff Osvaldo Bustamante, Jr., has submitted a pro se civil rights complaint under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 alleging that defendants were deliberately indifferent to his medical needs by failing to provide him prescribed medications despite his several requests resulting in him experiencing unnecessary severe pain. (Dkt. No. 1 at 4-5). Plaintiff has not paid the filing fee and his motion for leave to in forma pauperis (Dkt. No. 3) is incomplete because it is not certified by a prison official and does not include a printout of his trust fund account as required.
The Prison Litigation Reform Act requires all inmates to pay the full filing fee, even those whose cases are summarily dismissed. In all prisoner civil lawsuits, the Court must assess an initial partial filing fee. See 28 U.S.C. § 1915(b)(1). The Court will direct correctional officials to deduct the initial filing fee payment directly from the plaintiff's trust fund account. Thereafter, correctional authorities having custody of the plaintiff will be authorized and ordered to make monthly payments to the Court of 20% of the preceding month's income credited to the trust fund account until such time as the full filing fee is paid.
To enable the Court to make the necessary assessment of the initial partial filing fee, the plaintiff must "submit a certified copy of the trust fund account statement (or institutional equivalent) for the prisoner for the 6-month period immediately preceding the filing of the complaint or notice of appeal, obtained from the appropriate official of each prison at which the prisoner is or was confined." 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(2). Therefore, if the plaintiff wishes to proceed with this case by making installment payments instead of paying the full filing fee in advance, he must file an in forma pauperis application on the form required by the rules of this Court, together with a certified copy or copies of his trust fund statements reflecting all activity in his accounts in the past six months [that is, from September 7, 2010, through March 7, 2011].
The plaintiff must, within thirty days, either file an in forma pauperis application on the enclosed form with the information required by 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(2) or pay the full $350 filing fee. The clerk will furnish the plaintiff with an in forma pauperis application along with a copy of this order. Failure of the plaintiff to comply within thirty days of the date of this order will result in summary dismissal of this case. The plaintiff is reminded that he must provide the Court with the original plus a Judge's copy of every document filed.
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