Wray v. Correctional Medical Services

Filing 11

ORDER directing the Clerk to transfer plaintiff's case immediately to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas, Hot Springs Division. Signed by Judge Brian S. Miller on 8/11/09. (bkp)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS PINE BLUFF DIVISION CHALMERS WRAY ADC #137820 V. CASE NO. 5:09CV00168 BSM-BD DEFENDANTS PLAINTIFF CORRECTIONAL MEDICAL SERVICES, et al. ORDER Plaintiff filed the present action pro se under 42 U.S.C. 1983 (Doc. No. 2) and submitted a motion to proceed in forma pauperis ( Doc. No. 1). This court granted Plaintiff's motion to proceed in forma pauperis and ordered him to file an amended complaint (Doc. No. 3). Plaintiff has now filed an amended complaint (Doc. No. 6) and provided specific information about the alleged constitutional violation. According to plaintiff's amended complaint, the wrongful acts he complains of arose during his incarceration in the Ouachita River Correctional Unit ("ORCU"), which lies in the Western District of Arkansas. Most of the defendants were either ORCU employees, or worked in the ORCU as employees of Correctional Medical Services. The interests of justice would be best served by transferring this case to the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas, under 28 U.S.C. 1406(a) and 28 U.S.C. 1391(e). The Clerk of the Court is directed to transfer plaintiff's case immediately to the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas, Hot Springs Division, 100 Reserve Street, Room 347, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71902-6486. IT IS SO ORDERED this 11th day of August, 2009. ________________________________ UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 2

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