IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
February 27, 2013
MICHAEL GRESS, PLAINTIFF,
CHRISTOPHER SMITH, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Kendall J. Newman United States Magistrate Judge
Plaintiff, a state prisoner proceeding pro se, has filed a civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983, together with a request for leave to proceed in forma pauperis pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915. Plaintiff has not, however, filed his application for leave to proceed in forma pauperis on the current form used by this district. Use of the form assists plaintiff to establish and the court to evaluate plaintiff's in forma pauperis status in light of 28 U.S.C. § 1915 (b)(1) and (2). In addition, plaintiff failed to provide a certified copy of his prison trust account statement for the six month period immediately preceding the filing of his complaint. Accordingly, plaintiff's application is dismissed, and plaintiff will be provided the opportunity to submit the application on the appropriate form, and to provide the certified trust account statement.
In accordance with the above, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. Plaintiff's application to proceed in forma pauperis (dkt. no. 2) is dismissed without prejudice;
2. The Clerk of the Court is directed to send plaintiff a new Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis By a Prisoner; and
3. Plaintiff shall submit, within thirty days from the date of this order, a completed application to proceed in forma pauperis on the form provided with this order. The completed application must bear the case number assigned to this action. Plaintiff's failure to comply with this order may result in the dismissal of this action without prejudice.
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