Davis v. Hassell et al
MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge L Scott Coogler on 1/26/2017. (PSM)
2017 Jan-26 PM 02:55
U.S. DISTRICT COURT
N.D. OF ALABAMA
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
RAWL D. DAVIS,
SCOTT W. HASSELL, et al.,
This is a habeas corpus case filed pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241 by Rawl D.
Davis, pro se. (Doc. 1-1). Davis filed this action in October 2015, claiming that he
was being held in custody illegally by immigration officials at the Etowah County
Detention Center in Gadsden, Alabama, and that he is entitled to an individualized
bond hearing. See generally Zadvydas v. Davis, 533 U.S. 678 (2001); Sopo v. United
States Attn’y Gen., 825 F.3d 1199 (11th Cir. 2016). Thereafter, it came to appear,
however, that Davis was released from custody on September 12, 2016. (See Docs. 9,
10, 11). That prompted the court to issue an order to Davis, sent to his only address
on file, requiring him to show cause why his habeas petition is not moot. (See Docs.
10, 11). Davis has not filed a response.
The court finds, based on the materials in the court file, and in light of Davis’s
failure to assert otherwise, that Davis has been released from custody. As a result, his
habeas corpus claim for release or repatriation has become moot because the court can
no longer provide “meaningful relief.” Nyaga v. Ashcroft, 323 F.3d 906, 913 (11th
Cir. 2003). Accordingly, this action is due to be DISMISSED AS MOOT. A
separate Final Order will be entered.
Done this 26th day of January 2017.
L. Scott Coogler
United States District Judge
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