Williams v. Young

Filing 920090218

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IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS United States Court of Appeals FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT Fifth Circuit FILED No. 08-30078 Conference Calendar February 18, 2009 Charles R. Fulbruge III Clerk TERRELL DEVON WILLIAMS Petitioner-Appellant v. JOE YOUNG Respondent-Appellee Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana USDC No. 2:07-CV-485 Before HIGGINBOTHAM, DENNIS, and PRADO, Circuit Judges. PER CURIAM:* Terrell Devon Williams, federal prisoner # 28396-018, has moved to proceed in forma pauperis (IFP) in his appeal of the district court's denial of relief on his 28 U.S.C. 2241 petition. A movant for leave to proceed IFP on appeal must show that he is a pauper and that the appeal is taken in good faith. Carson v. Polley, 689 F.2d 562, 586 (5th Cir. 1982). Pursuant to 5 TH C IR. R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumstances set forth in 5 TH C IR. R. 47.5.4. * No. 08-30078 Williams was sentenced in the Middle District of Florida to a 42-month term of imprisonment for making a false statement to a federally insured financial institution. He was also sentenced by the Florida district court to two 15-month sentences, which were imposed due to the revocation of his terms of supervised release. All sentences run consecutively. Williams acknowledges that he was given credit for 208 days, which represents the time he was detained prior to the commencement of his sentence. He argues, however, that he was entitled to 208 days of credit toward each of his three sentences for the time he was detained prior to sentencing. The Attorney General, through the Bureau of Prisons (BOP), determines what credit, if any, will be awarded to prisoners for time spent in custody prior to the start of their sentences. United States v. Wilson, 503 U.S. 329, 331-32, 334 (1992); see also Leal v. Tombone, 341 F.3d 427, 428 (5th Cir. 2003). The BOP was required to treat Williams's multiple terms of imprisonment as a single, aggregate term of imprisonment. See 18 U.S.C. 3584(c). As Williams acknowledges, he received 208 days of credit toward his aggregate term of 72 months of imprisonment. Williams is not entitled to credit toward each individual sentence. See 18 U.S.C. 3585(b). Williams has not shown that his appeal presents a nonfrivolous issue. Accordingly, his IFP motion is denied, and his appeal is dismissed as frivolous. See Carson, 689 F.2d at 586; 5 TH C IR. R. 42.2. Williams's motion for the appointment of counsel is denied. See Schwander v. Blackburn, 750 F.2d 494, 502 (5th Cir. 1985). IFP MOTION DENIED; MOTION FOR APPOINTMENT OF COUNSEL DENIED; APPEAL DISMISSED. 2

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