Turner v. Young et al
ORDER finding that the interest of justice will best be served by transferring this case, the Clerk is hereby directed to IMMEDIATELY TRANSFER this action to the USDC for the Western District of Arkansas, Hot Springs Division. Signed by Chief Judge J. Leon Holmes on 11/10/11. (vjt)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
No. 4:11CV00806 JLH/JTR
DREAM REDDIC YOUNG,
Administrator, Ouachita River Unit, et al.
Plaintiff, Corey Turner, is a prisoner in the Randall Williams Correctional Facility. He has
filed a pro se § 1983 Complaint alleging that Defendants subjected him to inhumane conditions of
confinement and provided him with constitutionally inadequate medical care while he was a prisoner
in the Ouachita River Unit. See docket entry #2.
The federal venue statute provides that, in a case that is not based on diversity jurisdiction,
venue is proper in the judicial district where “any defendant resides” or “a substantial part of the
events or omissions giving rise to the claim occurred.” See 28 U.S.C. § 1391(b). The events giving
rise to this action occurred at the Ouachita River Unit, which is located in Hot Spring County.
Similarly, the Defendants in this action reside in Hot Spring County.
Hot Spring County is located in the Hot Springs Division of the United States District Court
for the Western District of Arkansas. The Court concludes that the interest of justice will best be
served by transferring the case to that federal court. See 28 U.S.C. § 1406(a) (providing that the
“district court of a district in which is filed a case laying venue in the wrong division or district shall
dismiss, or if it be in the interest of justice, transfer such case to any district or division in which it
could have been brought”).
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED THAT this case is IMMEDIATELY TRANSFERRED to
the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas, Hot Springs Division.
DATED this 10th day of November, 2011.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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