Case: 3:13-cv-00650-bbc Document #: 6 Filed: 01/16/14 Page 1 of 2
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN
THOMAS JEROME FUSELIER,
LA CROSSE COUNTY JAIL,
In an order entered in this case on September 16, 2013, plaintiff was told that before the
court could consider his request to proceed in forma pauperis he would have to submit an inmate
account statement covering the six-month period preceding the filing of his complaint so that
I could assess an initial partial payment of the $350 fee for filing this case. Plaintiff's initial
partial payment cannot be calculated at this time because he has not submitted the requested
inmate account statement.
In response to the September 16 order, plaintiff has instead submitted bank account
statements. However, 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(2) is very clear on the matter. This court needs his
inmate account statement, not his bank account statements. It may be that plaintiff’s inmate
account statement does not cover the entire six-month period preceding the filing of his
complaint (March 9, 2013 to September 9, 2013); from a review of his bank statements, his
inmate account statement may only cover a one- or two-week period. Plaintiff should send
an inmate account statement that covers as much of the six-month period preceding the
filing of his complaint as he can. If the La Crosse County Jail is unable to provide plaintiff
with this information, he should send the court the jail’s response. To do this, I will grant
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him a brief extension of the deadline for submitting either his trust fund account statement
or full payment of the filing fee.
Once plaintiff has submitted the necessary information, I will calculate his initial partial
payment and advise him of the amount he will have to pay before the court can screen the merits
of his complaint under 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2). Plaintiff should show a copy of this order to jail
officials to insure that they are aware they should send a copy of plaintiff’s inmate account
statement to this court.
IT IS ORDERED that plaintiff Thomas Jerome Fuselier may have until February 5, 2014,
in which to submit a certified copy of his inmate account statement for as much of the period
beginning approximately March 9, 2013 and ending approximately September 9, 2013 as he can.
If, by February 5, 2014, plaintiff fails to respond to this order, I will assume that he wishes to
withdraw this action voluntarily. In that event, the clerk of court is directed to close this case
without prejudice to plaintiff's filing his case at a later date.
Entered this 16th day of January, 2014.
BY THE COURT: