United States District Court, D. South Carolina
January 27, 2015
Dontest Jabar Gerald, Plaintiff,
J. Johnson, Major at J. Reuben Long Detention Center; and Tom Fox, Director of J. Reuben Long Detention Center; in their official capacities, Defendants.
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
SHIVA V. HODGES, Magistrate Judge.
Plaintiff, proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis, brought this action alleging violations of his constitutional rights pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. On January 12, 2015, the undersigned issued an order authorizing service of process. [ECF No. 8]. The order also directed Plaintiff to keep the court apprised of any change in address:
You are ordered to always keep the Clerk of Court advised in writing (United States District Court, 901 Richland Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29201) if your address changes for any reason, so as to assure that orders or other matters that specify deadlines for you to meet will be received by you. If as a result of your failure to comply with this order, you fail to meet a deadline set by this court, your case may be dismissed for violating this order. Therefore, if you have a change of address before this case is ended, you must comply with this order by immediately advising the Clerk of Court in writing of such change of address and providing the court with the docket number of all pending cases you have filed with this court. Your failure to do so will not be excused by the court.
Id. (emphasis in original). On January 26, 2015, the order was returned to the Clerk's office as undeliverable. [ECF No. 13].
Plaintiff has failed to keep the court apprised of his address, and as a result, neither the court nor the defendants have any means of contacting him concerning his case.
Based on the foregoing, it is recommended that this action be dismissed with prejudice, in accordance with Fed.R.Civ.P. 41(b). The Clerk is directed to send this Report and Recommendation to Plaintiff at his last known address. If Plaintiff notifies the court within the time set for filing objections to this Report and Recommendation that he wishes to continue with this case and provides a current address, the Clerk is directed to vacate this Report and Recommendation and return this file to the undersigned for further handling. If, however, no objections are filed, the Clerk shall forward this Report and Recommendation to the district judge for disposition.
IT IS SO RECOMMENDED.