January 14, 2008
DECISION and ORDER
Plaintiff, who is incarcerated in the Fishkill Correctional Facility, has requested permission to proceed in forma pauperis pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a) and has both met the statutory requirements and furnished the Court with a signed Authorization. Accordingly, plaintiffs request to proceed as a poor person is hereby granted. In addition, plaintiffs complaint has been screened by the Court with respect to the 28 U.S.C. §§ 1915(e) and 1915A criteria.
The Clerk of the Court is directed to file plaintiff's papers, and to cause the United States Marshal to serve copies of the Summons, Complaint, and this Order upon the named defendants without plaintiff's payment therefor, unpaid fees to be recoverable if this action terminates by monetary award in plaintiffs favor.
Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1997e(g)(2), the defendants are directed to answer the complaint.