UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
August 14, 2012
JAIME L. ZEPEDA,
T. PETERSON, ET. AL, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Jennifer L. Thurston United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF'S APPLICATION TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS (Doc. 3)
Plaintiff is a prisoner proceeding pro se in an action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Plaintiff filed an application to proceed in forma pauperis pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915. (Doc. 3). Plaintiff has made the showing required by § 1915(a)(1) and accordingly, the request to proceed in forma pauperis will be granted. Plaintiff is obligated to pay the statutory filing fee of $350.00 for this action. 28
U.S.C. § 1915(b)(1). Plaintiff is obligated to make monthly payments in the amount of twenty percent of the preceding month's income credited to Plaintiff's trust account. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is required to send to the Clerk of the Court payment from Plaintiff's account each time the amount in the account exceeds $10.00, until the statutory filing fee is paid in full. 28 U.S.C. § 1915(b)(2). Plaintiff is also required to submit a certified copy of the trust fund account statement (or institutional equivalent) for the 6-month period before he filed his complaint in 2 accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(2). 3
In accordance with the above and good cause appearing therefore, it is HEREBY ORDERED 4 that: 5
1. Plaintiff's application to proceed in forma pauperis (Doc. 3) is GRANTED.
2. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shall collect 8 payments from Plaintiff's inmate trust account in an amount equal to twenty per cent (20%) of the 9 preceding month's income credited to the inmate's trust account and shall forward those payments to the Clerk of the Court each time the amount in the account exceeds $10.00, in accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 1915(b)(2), until a total of $350.00 has been collected and forwarded to the Clerk of the Court. The payments shall be clearly identified by the name and number assigned to this action.
3. The Clerk of the Court is directed to serve a copy of this order and a copy of Plaintiff's in forma pauperis affidavit on the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
4. The Clerk of the Court is directed to serve a copy of this order on the Financial Department, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, Fresno Division.
5. Plaintiff is required to forward a certified copy of his prison trust account statement by October 3, 2012, showing transactions for the six months prior to the filing of his complaint.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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