Newton v. Does
ORDER denying 1 Newton's Motion to Proceed in forma pauperis and dismissing his case without prejudice. Signed by Judge D. P. Marshall Jr. on 9/9/2011. (dmn)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
THANE T. NEWTON,
Case No. 4:11-cv-612-DPM-JTK
Sex Offender Assessment Committee
(SOAC) and Sex Offender Screening and
Newton, an inmate in the Ouachita River Unit in Malvern, Hot Spring
County, Arkansas, has filed a complaint which has been designated as a
habeas corpus action pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. It appears, however, that
Newton filed the same action in the United States District Court for the
Western District of Arkansas, Hot Springs Division, on 15 August 2011. That
Court granted Newton's in forma pauperis application on the same date.
Newton v. Sex Offender Assessment Committee (SOAC) and Sex Offender Screening
and Risk Assessment (SOSRA), Case No. 6:11-cv-6064-RTD-BAB.
Because Newton is currently incarcerated in Hot Spring County,
Arkansas, venue appears proper in the Western District. 28 U.s.C. § 2241 (d).
He appears to be properly prosecuting his claim there, transfer is not
necessary, and dismissal here seems appropriate.
Newton's motion to
proceed in forma pauperis, Document No. I, is therefore denied and his case is
dismissed without prejudice.
D.P. Marshall Jr.
United States District Judge
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