Cliff v. Smith (INMATE 2), No. 2:2020cv00574 - Document 4 (M.D. Ala. 2021)

Court Description: OPINION. Signed by Honorable Judge Myron H. Thompson on 3/31/2021. (cwl, )
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Cliff v. Smith (INMATE 2) Doc. 4 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA, NORTHERN DIVISION MR. STEVE CLIFF, ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) v. ) ) PRISON CAPTAIN OTIS SMITH, ) ) Defendant. ) CIVIL ACTION NO. 2:20cv574-MHT (WO) OPINION Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983, plaintiff, a state prisoner, filed this lawsuit complaining that the defendant correctional officer abuses his authority and that the prison where plaintiff is housed is unsafe. This lawsuit is now before the court on the recommendation of the United States Magistrate Judge that plaintiff’s motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis be denied and his case be dismissed for failure to pay the full filing and administrative fees upon initiation of the case. to the recommendation. There are no objections After an independent and de novo review of the record, the court concludes that the magistrate judge’s recommendation should be adopted. An appropriate judgment will be entered. DONE, this the 31st day of March, 2021. /s/ Myron H. Thompson UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE