IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION
December 20, 2012
RENARD MACKLIN #20121014070, PLAINTIFF,
COOK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Milton I. Shadur Senior United States District Judge
Renard Macklin ("Macklin") has employed the form of Complaint made
available by the Clerk's Office for use by persons who seek to advance
claims under 42 U.S.C. §1983 for asserted violations of their
constitutional rights while they are or were in custody.*fn1
Macklin has accompanied the Complaint with an In Forma
Pauperis Application ("Application"), Paragraph 1 of which reflects
that he is no longer in custody, so that the provisions of 28 U.S.C.
§1915 that set out arrangements for granting in forma pauperis status
through payment of the $350 filing fee in installments are
That being the case, Macklin's Application amply demonstrates his financial inability to pay the filing fee up front. But his Statement of Claim in Complaint ¶IV, which charges that he was subjected to assertedly unconstitutional conditions while in custody at the Cook County Jail from October 14 to October 24, has not satisfied the precondition to such actions prescribed by Section 1997e(a):
No action shall be brought with respect to prison conditions under section 1983 of this title, or any other Federal law, by a prisoner confined in any jail, prison, or other correctional facility until such administrative remedies as are available are exhausted. Accordingly no action will be taken on the Application at this time. Instead Macklin is ordered to file copies of any documents reflecting any prior pursuit and exhaustion of administrative remedies (including any responsive actions taken by the authorities) on or before January 18, 2013, failing which this action will have to be dismissed for noncompliance with the statutory precondition.