UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
June 11, 2012
JAMES R. HENSON, PLAINTIFF,
JEREMY KENNON, BRUCE WILLIAMS, EMILY BOLLMANN, PATRICIA KELLEY AND NURSE GEORGE, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: J. Phil Gilbert District Judge
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
This matter comes before the Court on Magistrate Judge Frazier's order to show cause why this case should not be dismissed for lack of prosecution (Doc. 24). Material in the file indicates plaintiff James R. Henson failed to notify the Court of his mailing address after he was released from prison despite two admonitions that he must keep the Court apprized of his mailing address. This failure has hampered the defendants in preparing their defense. Magistrate Judge Frazier ordered Henson to show cause on or before May 25, 2012, why this case should not be dismissed for want or prosecution and mailed it to an address provided by the defendants as a possible address for Henson. The order was not returned by the Postal Service. Henson did not timely respond to that order. Accordingly, as it warned it would do, the Court GRANTS the defendants' motion to dismiss for lack of prosecution (Doc. 23), DISMISSES this case with prejudice pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(b) for failure to prosecute and DIRECTS the Clerk of Court to enter judgment accordingly. The Court further DIRECTS the Clerk of Court to send a copy of this order to Henson at 5010 W. Bromley Drive, McHenry, Illinois 60050.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
J. Phil Gilbert
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