IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
ROBERT LEE ALLEN
LOWNDES COUNTY SHERIFF
DEPT, et al.,
ORDER 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 Deficit Reduction Act
of 2005 (Pub. L. No. 109-171), the filing fee for civil actions has increased to $350.00.
The attached notice contains an explanation of these changes.
Upon consideration of the motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by
Plaintiff on January 31, 2007 (Doc. No. 2), and for good cause, it is
ORDERED that such motion be and is hereby GRANTED.
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
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the requisite filing fee. Upon review of the financial information provided to the court, it
appears that Plaintiff lacks the requisite funds in his prison account for this court to require
payment of either the entire filing fee or an initial partial filing fee. However, under the
provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 1915(b)(1), this court must "assess and, when funds exist, collect"
the $350.00 filing fee from monies available to Plaintiff. In light of the foregoing and in
accordance with the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 1915(b)(2), it is further
1. Plaintiff shall make monthly payments of 20 percent of each preceding month's
income credited to his account as payments towards the $350.00 filing fee; and
2. Those persons having custody of Plaintiff shall forward