January 23, 2014
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
LEANDER A. HAGGAN, Defendant.
JOHN M. GERRARD, District Judge.
This matter is before the Court on correspondence from the defendant (filing 81) that the Court has filed as a pro se motion for copies. Haggan has requested that the Court provide "a copy of [the] drug quantity and sentencing level" from his presentence investigation report (PSR). Haggan states that he needs this information to determine if his sentence might be affected by the recent proposal of the U.S. Sentencing Commission (U.S.S.C.) to lower the base offense levels for drug offenses. See News Release, U.S.S.C., U.S. Sentencing Commission Seeks Comment on Potential Reduction to Drug Trafficking Sentences (January 9, 2014), http://www.ussc.gov/Legislative_and _Public_Affairs/Newsroom/Press_Releases/20140109_Press_Release.pdf (last visited January 23, 2014); see also U.S.S.C., Proposed Amendments to the Sentencing Guidelines (January 17, 2014) 32, http://www.ussc.gov/Legal/ Amendments/Reader-Friendly/20140114_RFP_Amendments.pdf (last visited January 23, 2014).
The defendant does not have a right to receive copies of documents without payment. See, 28 U.S.C. § 1915; Lewis v. Precision Optics, Inc., 612 F.2d 1074, 1075 (8th Cir. 1980); see also, Jackson v. Fla. Dep't of Fin. Servs., 479 Fed.Appx. 289, 292-93 (11th Cir. 2012); Harless v. United States, 329 F.2d 397, 398-99 (5th Cir. 1964); Douglas v. Green, 327 F.2d 661, 662 (6th Cir. 1964); Hullom v. Kent, 262 F.2d 862, 863-64 (6th Cir. 1959); In re Fullam, 152 F.2d 141, 141 (D.C. Cir. 1945).
However, the information the defendant requests is readily available to the Court. Therefore, the Court will attach the relevant portions of the PSR to this order, as well as a copy of the text minute entry for Haggan's sentencing, which was entered on June 11, 2012 (filing 63). Accordingly,
IT IS ORDERED:
1. Haggan's motion for copies (filing 81) is granted in part and denied in part.
2. The Clerk's Office is directed to mail a copy of this order to defendant at his address of record.