Bass v. Hetzel et al (INMATE 2)
ORDER GRANTING petitioner leave to proceed in forma pauperis; REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION of the Mag Judge that the instant petition for habeas corpus relief be dismissed; Objections to R&R due by 1/24/2013. Signed by Honorable Judge Terry F. Moorer on 1/10/13. (djy, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
MARK CEDRIC BASS, SR., #279 120, )
) CIVIL ACTION NO. 3:12-CV-1124-TMH
GARY HETZEL, WARDEN III, et al., )
ORDER AND RECOMMENDATION OF THE MAGISTRATE JUDGE
ORDERED that Petitioner is GRANTED leave to proceed in forma pauperis.
The instant application for habeas corpus relief was originally filed in the United
States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama on November 1, 2012.1 That court
directed transfer of the petition to this court by order entered December 6, 2012.
The court has carefully reviewed the instant petition for habeas corpus relief. From
that review the undersigned finds that it represents a duplicate of a habeas corpus application
filed by Petitioner in this court on November 1, 2012. See Bass v. Hetzel, Civil Action No.
3:12-CV-979-TMH. The court, therefore, deems it appropriate to dismiss the captioned
Although the present petition was stamped "filed" by the transferor court on November 8, 2012,
the petition was signed by Petitioner on November 1, 2012. A pro se inmate’s petition is deemed filed
the date it is delivered to prison officials for mailing. Houston v. Lack, 487 U.S. 266, 271-272 (1988);
Adams v. United States, 173 F.3d 1339, 1340-41 (11th Cir. 1999); Garvey v. Vaughn, 993 F.2d 776, 780
(11th Cir. 1993). “Absent evidence to the contrary in the form of prison logs or other records, [this court]
must assume that [the instant petition] was delivered to prison authorities the day [Bass] signed it . . .”
Washington v. United States, 243 F.3d 1299, 1301 (11th Cir. 2001).
action as it simply represents a duplication of Petitioner’s prior case filing.
Accordingly, it is the RECOMMENDATION of the Magistrate Judge that the instant
petition for habeas corpus relief be dismissed.
It is further
ORDERED that on or before January 24, 2013 Petitioner may file an objection to the
Any objection filed must specifically identify the findings in the
Magistrate Judge's Recommendation to which Petitioner objects. Frivolous, conclusive or
general objections will not be considered by the District Court.
Failure to file a written objection to the proposed findings and recommendations in
the Magistrate Judge's report shall bar Petitioner from a de novo determination by the District
Court of issues covered in the report and shall bar the party from attacking on appeal factual
findings in the report accepted or adopted by the District Court except upon grounds of plain
error or manifest injustice. Nettles v. Wainwright, 677 F.2d 404 (5 th Cir. 1982). See Stein
v. Reynolds Securities, Inc., 667 F.2d 33 (11th Cir. 1982). See also Bonner v. City of
Prichard, 661 F.2d 1206 (11th Cir. 1981) (en banc), adopting as binding precedent all of the
decisions of the former Fifth Circuit handed down prior to the close of business on
September 30, 1981.
Done this 10th day of January 2013.
/s/Terry F. Moorer
TERRY F. MOORER
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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