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Rivera v. Philadelphia County Detention Center

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA


July 8, 2010

RUBEN RIVERA
v.
PHILADELPHIA COUNTY DETENTION CENTER

MEMORANDUM

Plaintiff, a prisoner at SCI Pittsburgh, seeks to bring a civil action in forma pauperis,*fn1 without prepayment of fees or security therefor, asserting claims pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The Prison Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Pub. L. No. 104-134, 110 Stat. 1321 (April 26, 1996) (the "Act"), which amends 28 U.S.C. § 1915, establishes certain financial requirements for prisoners who are attempting to bring a civil action or file an appeal in forma pauperis.

Under the Act, a prisoner bringing a civil action in forma pauperis must pay the full amount of the $350 filing fee. 28 U.S.C. § 1915(b)(1). The prisoner must submit a certified copy of his inmate trust fund account statement for the 6-month period immediately preceding the filing of his complaint so the Court can determine how the $350 filing fee will be paid. 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(2). The prisoner must obtain this statement from the appropriate official of each prison at which he was or is confined. Id. The Court must then "assess [the prisoner's financial status] and, when funds exist, collect, as a partial payment of any court fees required by law, an initial partial filing fee of 20 percent of the greater of-- (A) the average monthly deposits to the prisoner's account; or (B) the average monthly balance in the prisoner's account for the 6-month period immediately preceding the filing of the complaint . . . ."

Plaintiff in this case has submitted all of the required financial information. Based upon plaintiff's financial information, an initial partial filing fee of $33.30 is assessed. The Superintendent or other appropriate official at SCI Pittsburgh, or at any prison at which plaintiff may be confined, will be directed to deduct $33.30 from plaintiff's inmate account, when such


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