Sanders v. Matevousian
ORDER of INTRADISTRICT TRANSFER from Sacramento (2:17-cv-2373 KJN PC) to Fresno (1:17-cv-1554 MJS PC) signed by Magistrate Judge Kendall J. Newman on 11/20/2017. (Yin, K)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
CURTIS DANE SANDERS,
No. 2:17-cv-2373 KJN P
Petitioner, a federal prisoner proceeding without counsel, has filed a habeas corpus
petition pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241. Petitioner is incarcerated at Atwater U.S. Penitentiary
located in Atwater, California.
Petitioner alleges that he is challenging constitutional violations committed by prison
officials in executing his sentence. However, petitioner’s claims for relief all challenge
conditions of confinement at Atwater U.S. Penitentiary. In claim one, petitioner alleges that
prison officials violated his right to access the courts by failing to process his administrative
grievances. In claim two, petitioner alleges that prison officials violated his rights by restricting
his “general corresponding.” In claim three, petitioner alleges that prison officials violated his
rights by restricting his incoming mail. Finally, in claim four, petitioner alleges that prison
officials violated his rights by restricting him from receiving books from publishers, books stores
and book clubs.
Because petitioner challenges the conditions of his confinement, the undersigned
construes this action as a Bivens action. See Bivenv. Six Unknown Named Agents of Federal
Bureau of Narcotics, 403 U.S. 388 (1971). The alleged violations took place in Merced County,
which is part of the Fresno Division of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of
California. See Local Rule 120(d).
Pursuant to Local Rule 120(f), a civil action which has not been commenced in the proper
division of a court may, on the court’s own motion, be transferred to the proper division of the
court. Therefore, this action will be transferred to the Fresno Division of the court.
Good cause appearing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. This action is transferred to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of
California sitting in Fresno; and
2. All future filings shall reference the new Fresno case number assigned and shall be
United States District Court
Eastern District of California
2500 Tulare Street
Fresno, CA 93721
Dated: November 20, 2017
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