IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
April 19, 2012
PAUL WINFIELD, PETITIONER,
TIM V. VIRGA, WARDEN,*FN1 RESPONDENT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Kendall J. Newman United States Magistrate Judge
Petitioner, a state prisoner proceeding without counsel, filed an application for a writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254.*fn2 Petitioner has not, however, filed an in forma pauperis affidavit or paid the required filing fee ($5.00). See 28 U.S.C. §§ 1914(a); 1915(a). Therefore, petitioner will be provided the opportunity to either submit the appropriate affidavit in support of a request to proceed in forma pauperis or submit the appropriate filing fee.
In accordance with the above, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. Petitioner shall submit, within thirty days from the date of this order, an affidavit in support of his request to proceed in forma pauperis or the appropriate filing fee; petitioner's failure to comply with this order will result in the dismissal of this action; and
2. The Clerk of the Court is directed to send petitioner a copy of the in forma pauperis form and the petition for writ of habeas corpus form used by this district.
3. The correct respondent, Tim V. Virga, is substituted as the correct respondent. The Clerk of the Court shall interlineate the name "Tim V. Virga, Warden" as the respondent on the petition, and in the court's records.