Noriega v. Warden, No. 8:2011cv01759 - Document 2 (D. Md. 2011)

Court Description: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Peter J. Messitte on 7/13/11. (c/m af 7/13/11)(amf, Deputy Clerk)
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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MARYLAND RAMIRO NORIEGA, #37245-037 * Petitioner * v * WARDEN * Respondent * *** MEMORANDUM OPINION Civil Action No. PJM-11-1759 Ramiro Noriega, an inmate confined at the Federal Prison Camp at Lompoc California, sent correspondence to this Court challenging the calculation of his federal sentence by the Bureau of Prisons (BOP). ECF No. 1. For reasons to follow, this Court construes the correspondence as a Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus under 28 U.S.C. § 2241 which shall be dismissed without prejudice. Noriega pleaded guilty in this Court to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five or more kilograms of cocaine in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 846, and was sentenced to 174 months of incarceration to run concurrent to his term of imprisonment served in Arkansas. United States v. Noriega, Criminal Action No. PJM-01-533 (D. Md.). In this Petition, Noriega claims the BOP has failed to credit him for state time served until the date his federal sentence was imposed. Petition, p. 1. Noriega does not indicate whether he sought redress through the BOP administrative remedy procedure process prior to presenting his claims before this Court. A ' 2241 petition attacks the manner in which a sentence is executed and must generally be filed in the judicial district where a petitioner is in custody. See 28 U.S.C. ' 2241(a); Braden v. 30th Judicial Circuit, 410 U.S. 484, 495-500 (1973); United States v. Miller, 871 F. 2d 488, 490 (4th Cir. 1989). Noriega is in custody of the Warden at the Federal Prison Camp at Lompoc California. That facility is in the Central District of California. 1 Accordingly, the Court will dismiss this case without prejudice to refiling in the appropriate judicial district. There is no basis for issuing a Certificate of Appealability. See 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c) (2). A separate Order follows. /s/ PETER J. MESSITTE UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE July 13, 2011 1 The Court may be reached at: United States District Court for the Central District of California, Roybal Federal Building, 255 East Temple Street, Los Angles, California 09912. The telephone numbers are (213) 894-1565 or (213) 894-2215. 2