BOLAR v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, No. 4:2009cv00309 - Document 3 (N.D. Fla. 2009)

Court Description: MEMORANDUM OPINION regarding transfer. Signed by Magistrate Judge Keith F. Giblin on 7/7/09. (bjc, ) [Transferred from Texas Eastern on 8/24/2009.]
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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS BEAUMONT DIVISION TANESHA BOLAR § VS. § UNITED STATES OF AMERICA § CIVIL ACTION NO. 1:09-CV-475 MEMORANDUM OPINION REGARDING TRANSFER Petitioner Tanesha Bolar, a federal prisoner confined in Tallahassee, Florida, proceeding pro se, brings this petition for writ of habeas corpus under 28 U.S.C. § 2241. The above-styled action was referred to the undersigned magistrate judge pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636 and the Local Rules for the Assignment of Duties to the United States Magistrate Judge for findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendations for the disposition of the case. Discussion To entertain a habeas petition brought under 28 U.S.C. § 2241, the district court must have jurisdiction over the prisoner. United States v. Gabor, 905 F.2d 76, 77-78 (5th Cir. 1990). Accordingly, a prisoner must file a Section 2241 petition in the district where he is incarcerated. Id. at 78. If the petitioner files in another district, that court lacks jurisdiction over the petition. Id.; United States v. Brown, 753 F.2d 455 (5th Cir. 1985). After reviewing the pleadings, the court has concluded that jurisdiction is not proper in the Eastern District of Texas because the petitioner is not incarcerated here. Although this court lacks jurisdiction to hear the petition, Title 28 U.S.C. § 1631 permits the court to transfer the action, in the interest of justice, to any other court where the action could have been brought. 28 U.S.C. § 1631. The court has considered the circumstances and has determined that the interest of justice would best be served if the petition were transferred to the division where petitioner is incarcerated. Accordingly, this petition for writ of habeas corpus should be transferred to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida. An order transferring the petition will be entered in accordance with this Memorandum Opinion. Hello This is a Test SIGNED this 7 day of July , 2009. KEITH F. GIBLIN UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 2