Terrell v. Atlanta Judicial Circuit et al, No. 1:2010cv01929 - Document 2 (N.D. Ga. 2010)

Court Description: Opinion and Order DENYING Plaintiff leave to proceed in forma pauperis; DISMISSING WITHOUT PREJUDICE the instant action pursuant to the three strikes provision of § 1915(g). Signed by Judge Thomas W. Thrash, Jr on 7/9/2010. (tcc)
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Terrell v. Atlanta Judicial Circuit et al Doc. 2 ~I.~D l/lie '4f", "oS/fr ~ ¢ oS. D . .,."" 4f, ~ . q ~ "'oS J {j, ..qtl~11 <Iii (j IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT <I"l ''!..9 1. FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF GEOR~~A1~8./i lOIO ATLANTA DIVISION ~;::~~c -y . la~ WILLIE JAMES TERRELL, JR., Inmate No. 893844, Plaintiff, 0<9.0 lJIy Ct<9t.4­ PRISONER CIVIL RIGHTS 42 U.S.C. § 1983 CIVIL ACTION NO. 1:10-CY-1929-TWT v. ATLANTA JUDICIAL CIRCUIT; et al., Defendants. ORDER AND OPINION Plaintiff seeks leave to file the instant civil rights action without paying the $350.00 filing fee. According to Subsection (g) of 28 U.S.C. § 1915, a prisoner is prohibited from bringing a civil action in federal court in forma pauperis "ifthe 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." This Court's records indicate that Plaintiff has filed numerous complaints and appeals, the following ofwhich were dismissed prior to service ofprocess as frivolous: Terrell v. Grady Mem'l Hosp., Civil Action No. 1:08-CY-3931-TWT AO 72A (Rev.8/82) Dockets.Justia.com ¢ (N.D. Ga.); Terrell v. Fulton County, Civil Action No. 1:09-CV-5l3-TWT (N.D. Ga.); and Terrell v. Grady Mem'l Hosp., Appeal No. 09-130770D (l1th Cir.). Furthermore, there is no indication that PlaintitT is "under imminent danger of serious physical injury." Accordingly, leave for Plaintiff to proceed in forma pauperis is hereby DENIED. According to the Eleventh Circuit, "the proper procedure is for the district court to dismiss the complaint without prejudice when it denies the prisoner leave to proceed in forma pauperis pursuant to the three strikes provision of § 19l5(g). The prisoner ... must pay the filing fee at the time he initiates the suit." Dupree v. Palmer, 284 F.3d 1234, 1236 (lIth Cir. 2002). IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that the instant action IS DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. IT IS SO ORDERED this!L day of }4- ,2010. THOMAS W. THRASH, JR. UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 2 A072A (Rev.8/82) hereby