2013 Code of Alabama
Title 14 - CRIMINAL CORRECTIONAL AND DETENTION FACILITIES.
Chapter 15 - ALABAMA PRISONER LITIGATION REFORM ACT.
Section 14-15-6 - Service requirements.


AL Code § 14-15-6 (2013) What's This?
Section 14-15-6Service requirements.

(a) In any pro se action in which any defendant is the State of Alabama or one of its officers, employees, or agents, upon the grant of in forma pauperis status or receipt of the filing fee and costs, the prisoner shall serve the office of the Attorney General with a copy of the motion for judgment and all necessary supporting papers. Additionally, if the pro se action named the department or any of its officials, employees, or agents as a respondent or defendant, the prisoner shall also serve the Legal Division of the department with a copy of the action. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to eliminate the prisoner's duty under the Alabama Rules of Civil Procedure to personally serve individual defendants or respondents named as parties.

(b) The office of the Attorney General or the department shall file responsive pleadings within 60 days of receipt of the notice.

(c) A pro se prisoner's failure to state his or her claims in a written motion for judgment plainly stating facts sufficient to support his or her cause of action, accompanied by all necessary supporting documentation, may be grounds for dismissal of the action.

(Act 2013-115, §6.)

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