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Golson v. Detective James B. Anderson of Lexington County Sheriff's Department

United States District Court, D. South Carolina

June 13, 2017

Mr. Eddie C. Golson, #303012, Plaintiff,
v.
Detective James B. Anderson of the Lexington County Sheriff's Department, and the Lexington County Detention Center, individually and in their official capacities, Defendants.

          ORDER

          Shiva V. Hodges United States Magistrate Judge.

         This is a civil action filed by a state prisoner. Therefore, in the event that a limitations issue arises, Plaintiff shall have the benefit of the holding in Houston v. Lack, 487 U.S. 266 (1988) (holding that a prisoner's pleading was filed at the moment of delivery to prison authorities for forwarding to District Court). Under Local Civ. Rule 73.02(B)(2)(e) (D.S.C.), pretrial proceedings in this action have been referred to the assigned United States Magistrate Judge.

         MOTION FOR FREE COPIES:

         Plaintiff filed a motion requesting free copies. [ECF No. 21]. Plaintiff is not entitled to free copies of documents he has filed. The court does not provide free copies to litigants, including indigent litigants proceeding in forma pauperis. Plaintiff's motion is denied.

         TO THE CLERK OF COURT:

         This case is subject to summary dismissal based on an initial screening conducted pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915 and/or 28 U.S.C. § 1915A. Therefore, the Clerk of Court shall not issue the summons or forward this matter to the United States Marshal for service of process at this time.

         TO PLAINTIFF:

         Plaintiff must place the civil action number listed above (C/A No.: 3:15-4319-MBS-SVH) on any document provided to the court pursuant to this order. Any future filings in this case must be sent to United States District Court, 901 Richland Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29201. All documents requiring Plaintiff's signature shall be signed with Plaintiff's full legal name written in Plaintiff's own handwriting. Pro se litigants shall not use the “s/typed name” format used in the Electronic Case Filing System. In all future filings with this court, Plaintiff is directed to use letter-sized (eight and one-half inches by eleven inches) paper only, to write or type text on one side of a sheet of paper only and not to write or type on both sides of any sheet of paper. Plaintiff is further instructed not to write to the edge of the paper, but to maintain one inch margins on the top, bottom, and sides of each paper submitted.

         Plaintiff is a pro se litigant. Plaintiffs attention is directed to the following important notice:

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.

         IT IS SO ORDERED.

         IMPORTANT INFORMATION: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

         WARNING TO PRO SE PARTY OR NONPARTY FILERS

         ALL DOCUMENTS THAT YOU FILE WITH THE COURT WILL BE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC ON THE INTERNET THROUGH PACER (PUBLIC ACCESS TO COURT ELECTRONIC RECORDS) AND THE COURT'S ELECTRONIC CASE FILING SYSTEM. CERTAIN PERSONAL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION SHOULD NOT BE INCLUDED IN OR SHOULD BE ...


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