Attached to this order is a notice explaining the requisite procedures for filing civil actions in forma
pauperis under 28 U.S.C. § 1915.
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
* CIVIL ACTION NO. 2:05-CV-952-T
JUDGE FRANK MCGUIRE, III
ORDER ON MOTION
Upon consideration of Plaintiff's motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis (Doc.
No. 2), it is
ORDERED that the motion is GRANTED.
Upon review of the financial information provided to the court, it is clear that Plaintiff
lacks the necessary funds in his prison account to pay either the requisite filing fee or an
initial partial filing fee. However, under the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 1915, Plaintiff is
required to pay the $250.00 filing fee applicable to the filing of a civil action in this court.
Specifically, 28 U.S.C. § 1915(b)(1) requires that this court "assess and, when funds exist,
collect" the $250.00 filing fee from all monies available to Plaintiff.
In light of the foregoing, and in accordance with the provisions of 28 U.S.C. §
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Plaintiff is advised that if this case is dismissed for any reason he remains obligated to pay the
$250.00 filing fee. The filing fee will be collected from any funds which become available to Plaintiff and
will be forwarded to this court by those persons having custody of Plaintiff pursuant to the directives
contained in this order.
Additionally, Plaintiff is advised that if he files a notice of appeal he will likewise be required to pay
the requisite appellate filing fee which is currently $255.00. Thus, if at the time Plaintiff files a notice of
appeal he has the necessary funds to pay the $255.00 filing fee, he must submit such amount to the court with
the notice of appeal. If the requisite funds are not av