DEBORAH BARNES, Magistrate Judge.
Plaintiff is a state prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis with a civil rights action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Plaintiff alleges defendants failed to take appropriate action when plaintiff attempted suicide in August 2015. Before the court is plaintiff's "Discovery Motion." (ECF No. 37.) Plaintiff requests the court order defendants to provide him copies of the transcript of his deposition and of two documents which were apparently produced during the deposition.
To the extent plaintiff is requesting the court order defendant to provide plaintiff a copy of the transcript free of charge, the court will not do so. There is no statutory requirement for the government to provide a litigant proceeding in forma pauperis with a copy of a deposition transcript.
Moreover, under Rule 30(f)(3) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the officer before whom a deposition is taken must provide a copy of the transcript to any party or to the deponent upon payment of reasonable charges therefor.
For these reasons, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiff's "discovery motion" (ECF No. 37) is denied.