Pro Se Prisoner

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These matters are decided without oral argument. Notices, Orders, and Reports & Recommendations are served by U.S. mail on parties who are not represented by counsel or are not e-filers. The Court does not have funds to appoint counsel but will consider appointment of pro bono counsel in appropriate cases.

Pro Se litigants are expected to adhere to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The Court does not give legal advice to either side and expects that pleadings will be in appropriate form. Letters to the Court are not pleadings and may be returned to the sender, if deemed inappropriate. A standing order for the conduct of prisoner civil rights cases will be mailed to the parties when a case is referred for all pretrial proceedings.