UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
August 1, 2011
KIRELL F. TAYLOR,
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY GENERAL,
AND BUREAU OF CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES,
ORDER DENYING REQUEST TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS AND DISMISSING ACTION, WITHOUT PREJUDICE TO REFILING WITH SUBMISSION OF $350.00 FILING FEE IN FULL (Document 2) ORDER DIRECTING CLERK TO CLOSE CASE
Kirell F. Taylor ("Plaintiff") is a state prisoner proceeding pro se with this civil rights action pursuant to Title 42 of the United States Code section 1983. Plaintiff filed the complaint commencing this action on July 12, 2011, together with a request to proceed in forma pauperis. (Docs. 1 & 2.)
Title 28 of the United States Code section 1915 governs proceedings in forma pauperis. More specifically, section 1915(g) provides that "[i]n no event shall a prisoner bring a civil action . . . under this section if the prisoner has, on 3 or more prior occasions, while incarcerated or detained in any facility, brought an action or appeal in a court of the United States that was dismissed on the grounds that it is frivolous, malicious, or fails to state a claim upon which relief may be granted, unless the prisoner is under imminent danger of serious physical injury." A review of the actions filed by Plaintiff reveals that Plaintiff is subject to the limitations imposed by this section of the code and is precluded from proceeding in forma pauperis unless Plaintiff is, at the time the complaint is filed, under imminent danger of serious physical injury. *fn1
Plaintiff alleges in the complaint that following a physical alternation with his ex-wife, resulting in a term in the security housing unit at the prison, threats were directed to him that pose an imminent danger of injury or death. *fn2 The Court has reviewed Plaintiff's complaint and finds that Plaintiff does not meet the imminent danger exception. Andrews v. Cervantes , 493 F.3d 1047, 1053 (9th Cir. 2007). Accordingly, Plaintiff may not proceed in forma pauperis in this action, and must submit the appropriate filing fee in order to proceed with this action. Therefore, Plaintiff's request to proceed in forma pauperis shall be denied, and this action shall be dismissed, without prejudice to refiling with the submission of the $350.00 filing fee in full.
Based on the foregoing, it is HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. Pursuant to Title 28 of the United States Code section 1915(g), Plaintiff's request to proceed in forma pauperis in this action is DENIED;
2. This action is DISMISSED, without prejudice to refiling with the submission of the $350.00 filing fee in full; and
3. The Clerk of the Court is directed to CLOSE this case. IT IS SO ORDERED.
CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE