Owens Jr. v. Autry State Prison et al

Filing 3

ORDER transferring this case to the Middle District of Georgia for all further proceedings. Signed by Magistrate Judge G. R. Smith on 2/26/2013. (loh)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA SAVANNAH DIVISION TYRONE LEE OWENS JR., ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) I,, ) Case No. CV413-045 ) AUTRY STATE PRISON, et al., ) ) Defendants. ) 1) 1 I) Civil rights plaintiff Tyrone Lee Owens, Jr., has submitted for filing a prison-conditions complaint arising from Mitchell County, Georgia. Doc. 1 at 4. Because his claims pertain to events that transpired in Mitchell County and the defendants are located there, the proper forum for this case is the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. 28 U.S.C. § 1391(b) (venue); 28 U.S.C. § 1406 (permitting district courts to dismiss or transfer cases suffering from venue defects); 28 U.S.C. § 90 (establishing districts and divisions for Georgia's federal courts). Accordingly, this case is transferred to the Middle District of Georgia for all further proceedings. SO ORDERED thisj day of February, 2013. UNITE?'D STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE SOUT1IERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA