IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
December 11, 2008
JAMES R. MCNEIL, PLAINTIFF,
INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Gregory G. Hollows United States Magistrate Judge
Plaintiff is a state prisoner proceeding pro se. By order of October 29, 2008, plaintiff was directed to complete an application to proceed in forma pauperis or pay the required filing fee. See 28 U.S.C. §§ 1914(a), 1915(a). Plaintiff has submitted an affidavit but it is not on the proper form. The form submitted does not contain a certificate portion which must be completed by plaintiff's institution of incarceration. Plaintiff has also failed to file a certified copy of his prison trust account statement for the six month period immediately preceding the filing of the complaint.*fn1 See 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(2). In a filing dated November 25, 2008, plaintiff states that the he sent his affidavit to the trust office, but they kept it or threw it away. Plaintiff will again be provided the opportunity to submit a completed in forma pauperis application and a certified copy in support of his application.
In accordance with the above, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. Plaintiff shall submit, within thirty days from the date of this order, an affidavit in support of his request to proceed in forma pauperis on the form provided by the Clerk of Court, or the appropriate filing fee.
2. The Clerk of the Court is directed to send plaintiff a new Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis By a Prisoner.
3. Plaintiff shall submit, within thirty days from the date of this order, a certified copy of his prison trust account statement for the six month period immediately preceding the filing of the complaint. Plaintiff's failure to comply with this order will result in a recommendation that this action be dismissed without prejudice.