Robinson v. Billups et al
MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Abdul K Kallon on 12/28/2016. (KAM, )
2016 Dec-28 AM 09:17
U.S. DISTRICT COURT
N.D. OF ALABAMA
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
GREGORY M. ROBINSON,
Warden, et al.,
Civil Action Number:
The above-styled petition for writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §
2254 was filed in this court on January 9, 2014. As relief, Gregory M. Robinson
(“Petitioner”) requested to be remanded to federal custody. In an Order dated
December 13, 2016, the magistrate judge informed the petitioner that his habeas
petition appeared to be moot, as a search of the Alabama Department of
Corrections’ inmate listing indicates that no inmate by the name of Gregory M.
Robinson is currently incarcerated in the Alabama prison system. The Order
directed the petitioner to notify the court if he still was incarcerated and believed
his petition not to be moot. The court mailed the Order to the petitioner’s last
known address, at the Bullock Correctional Facility in Union Springs, Alabama.
A search of the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ inmate database indicated that a
prisoner by the name of Gregory Marcel Robinson was incarcerated at the Yazoo
City Federal Correctional Institution in Yazoo City, Mississippi. Out of an
abundance of caution, the court sent a copy of its order Order to Gregory Marcel
Robinson at the Yazoo City FCI, in case that inmate also happens to be the
petitioner in the instant case. In addition to attempting to contact the petitioner, the
magistrate judge directed the respondents to report to the court any information
they had as to the petitioner’s location or incarceration status.
On December 14, 2016, the respondents notified the court that the petitioner
has completed his time on prior State sentences. Doc. 12. The respondents had no
current information as to the petitioner’s location, and he did not provide a
forwarding address upon his release from Bullock Correctional Facility. Id. On
December 19, 2016, the Order sent to Gregory Marcel Robinson at the Yazoo City
Federal Correctional Institution was returned to the court as undeliverable. Doc.
13. On December 22, 2016, the Order sent to Gregory M. Robinson at the Bullock
Correctional Facility was returned to the court marked “no longer here.” Doc. 14.
It appears that the petitioner has received the relief he sought in that he
either has been remanded to federal custody or released entirely from
incarceration. Accordingly, the petition appears to be MOOT. In any case, the
petitioner has failed to keep the court apprised of his current address and, therefore,
has failed to prosecute his claim.
A final order of dismissal will be entered contemporaneously herewith.
DONE the 28th day of December, 2016.
ABDUL K. KALLON
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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