IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
PATRICK COLEMAN, #155030,
CIVIL ACTION NO. 2:05-CV-844-T
DONAL CAMPBELL, et al.,
ORDER AND OPINION ON MOTION
NOTICE TO PRISONERS: Pursuant to the 1996 revisions to 28 U.S .C. § 1915, the
requisite procedures for filing civil actions in forma pauperis have substantially changed.
Additionally, in accordance with the provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act
of 2005, the filing fee for civil actions has increase d to $250. The attached notice
contains an explanation of these changes.
The plaintiff, a state inmate, filed an affidavit in support of a request for leave to
proceed in forma pauperis before this court. See Court Doc. No. 2. In accordance with
the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 1915(b)(1), a prisoner who seeks to proceed in forma pauperis
in a civil action or on appeal is required to pay the full amount of t he requisite filing fee.
However, where an inmate lacks the funds necessary to pay the entire filing fee upon
initiation of the civil action or ap p eal and has money available to him, the court shall assess
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and collect an initial partial filing fee.
An inmate account clerk filed a certificate which indicat es the balance in plaintiff's
prison account at the time the instant complaint was filed and provides the court with
information necessary to determine the average monthly balance of plaintiff's prison
account and the average monthly deposits to such account for the six month period
preceding the filing of this complaint. A review of this informat ion reveals that the plaintiff
lacks the funds necessary to p ay the $250.00 filing fee. The documents further establish
that for the six month period immediately preceding the filing of the instant complaint the
average monthly deposits to plai