REPORT AND RECOMENDATION
MAUREEN P. KELLY, Magistrate Judge.
It is respectfully recommended that the Complaint filed in the above-captioned case, ECF No. 1, be dismissed for failure to prosecute.
Plaintiff, Ramon Sanchez, an inmate at the State Correctional Institution at Greene, has presented a civil rights complaint against Defendants alleging that he was sexually assaulted on June 21, 2012, subsequently denied medical treatment and retaliated against when he complained in violation of his rights provided by the First and Eighth Amendments to the United States Constitution.
Plaintiff filed a Complaint on May 21, 2013, in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. ECF No. 1. The case was transferred to this Court on July 24, 2013, ECF No. 14, and on September 11, 2013, this Court issued an Order directing Plaintiff to furnish the Court with copies of the Complaint, Marshal's 285 forms, Notice and Request for Waiver of Service of Summons and Waiver of Service of Summons as to each Defendant named in Complaint so that service could be made and to do so by September 25, 2013. ECF No. 16. Plaintiff was also directed to submit the selection form indicating whether he consents to have a United States Magistrate Judge conduct all proceedings in the case. Id . Plaintiff failed to provide the paperwork as ordered and on October 9, 2013, the Court issued an Order to Show Cause on Plaintiff, returnable on October 23, 2013, to show cause why this case should not be dismissed for failure to prosecute. 10/9/13 Text Order. To date, Plaintiff has failed to respond to the Order to Show Cause or given any other indication that he wishes to proceed with this action.
It is clear that the punitive dismissal of an action for failure to comply with court orders is left to the discretion of the court. Mindek v. Rigatti , 964 F.2d 1369, 1373 (3d Cir. 1992). In determining whether an action should be dismissed as a sanction against a party the court must consider six factors. These factors, as set forth in Poulis v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Company , 747 F.2d 863, 868 (3d Cir. 1984), are as follows:
(1) The extent of the party's personal responsibility.
(2) The prejudice to the adversary caused by the failure to meet scheduling orders and respond to discovery.
(3) A history of dilatoriness.
(4) Whether the conduct of the party or the attorney was willful or in bad faith.
(5) The effectiveness of sanctions other than dismissal, which entails an analysis of alternative sanctions.
(6) The meritoriousness of the claim or defense.
Consideration of these factors suggests that the instant action ...