United States District Court, D. New Jersey
May 30, 2014
ROMANO BROOKS, Plaintiff,
TRACEY S. KAMINSKI, et al., Defendants.
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
SUSAN D. WIGENTON, District Judge.
IT APPEARING THAT:
1. Plaintiff, Romano Brooks, is a civilly committed persons, pursuant to the Sexually Violent Predator Act ("SVPA"), N.J.S.A. 30:4-27.24, et seq., and presently is confined at the Special Treatment Unit, East Jersey State Prison in Rahway, New Jersey, at the time he submitted this Complaint for filing.
2. On or about March 25, 2014, Plaintiff filed this civil rights action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983.
3. Plaintiff failed to pay the $350.00 filing fee. Plaintiff also did not submit a complete application to proceed in forma pauperis ("IFP"), pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915, as required by Local Civil Rule 54.3(a). Instead, Plaintiff submitted an IFP application that fails to provide an institutional account statement that would allow this Court to assess and confirm Plaintiff's indigency.
THEREFORE, it is on this 30th day of May, 2014;
ORDERED that Plaintiff's request to proceed in forma pauperis is hereby DENIED, without prejudice; and it is further
ORDERED that the Clerk of the Court shall administratively terminate this case, without filing the complaint or assessing a filing fee; Plaintiff is informed that administrative termination is not a "dismissal" for purposes of the statute of limitations, and that if the case is reopened, it is not subject to the statute of limitations time bar if it was originally filed timely, see Jenkins v. Superintendent of Laurel Highlands, 705 F.3d 80, 84 n.2 (2013) (describing prisoner mailbox rule generally); Dasilva v. Sheriff's Dept., 413 F.Appx. 498, 502 (3rd Cir. 2011) ("[The] statute of limitations is met when a complaint is submitted to the clerk before the statute runs...."); and it is further
ORDERED that the Clerk of the Court shall send Plaintiff a blank form application to proceed in forma pauperis; and it is further
ORDERED that if Plaintiff wishes to reopen this case, Plaintiff shall so notify the Court, in writing addressed to the Clerk of the Court, Martin Luther King Building & U.S. Courthouse, 50 Walnut Street, Room 4015, Newark, New Jersey 07101, within 30 days of the date of entry of this Order; Plaintiff's writing shall include either (1) a complete, signed in forma pauperis application, including a certified institutional account statement, or (2) the $350 filing fee; and it is further
ORDERED that upon receipt of a writing from Plaintiff stating that he wishes to reopen this case, and either a complete in forma pauperis application or payment of the filing fee within the time allotted by this Court, the Clerk of the Court will be directed to reopen this case; and it is finally
ORDERED that the Clerk of the Court shall serve a copy of this Order upon Plaintiff by regular U.S. mail.