IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
August 25, 2010
CHESTER JOHNSON, PLAINTIFF,
J. LEE, ET AL. DEFENDANTS.
Plaintiff, a prisoner without counsel, has filed a complaint alleging civil rights violations. See 42 U.S.C. § 1983. He has submitted an affidavit requesting leave to proceed in forma pauperis pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(1).
Section 1915(a)(2) requires "a prisoner seeking to bring a civil action without prepayment of fees or security therefor, in addition to filing the affidavit filed under paragraph (1), shall submit a certified copy of the trust fund account statement (or institutional equivalent) for the prisoner for the 6-month period immediately preceding the filing of the complaint . . . , obtained from the appropriate official of each prison at which the prisoner is or was confined." Plaintiff has submitted a copy of his trust account statement, but it is not certified as required by the statute. He may comply with § 1915(a)(2) by having prison officials complete the "Certificate" portion of the form application for leave to proceed in forma pauperis or submitting a trust account statement for the 6-month period immediately preceding the filing of his complaint that has been certified by prison officials.
Accordingly, plaintiff has 30 days from the date this order is served to submit the required trust account statement. Failure to comply with this order will result in a recommendation that this action be dismissed. The Clerk of the court is directed to send to plaintiff a new form Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis by a Prisoner.
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