Brown v. McDonald

Filing 4

ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Allison Claire on 03/24/17 ordering the court has not ruled on petitioner's application to proceed in forma pauperis. CASE TRANSFERRED to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. (Plummer, M) Modified on 3/27/2017 (Plummer, M).

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 RONNIE O. BROWN, 12 13 14 15 No. 2:17-cv-0537 AC P Petitioner, v. ORDER JIM McDONALD, Sheriff, Respondent. 16 17 Petitioner, a county inmate proceeding pro se, has filed an application for a writ of habeas 18 corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254, together with a request to proceed in forma pauperis. This 19 court will not rule on petitioner’s request to proceed in forma pauperis. 20 Petitioner is presently incarcerated at Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles 21 County and he is serving a sentence for a conviction rendered by the Los Angeles County 22 Superior Court. The general rule with regard to habeas applications is that both the United States 23 District Court in the district where petitioner was convicted and the District Court where 24 petitioner is incarcerated have jurisdiction over the claims. Braden v. 30th Judicial Circuit Court, 25 410 U.S. 484 (1973). In the instant case, both petitioner’s conviction and his place of 26 incarceration occurred in an area covered by the District Court for the Central District of 27 California. Moreover, though styled as a habeas petition, petitioner also appears to be 28 complaining about the conditions of his confinement. Since he is currently incarcerated in Los 1 1 Angeles County, the Central District would also have jurisdiction over these complaints. 2 Accordingly, in the furtherance of justice, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: 3 1. This court has not ruled on petitioner’s application to proceed in forma pauperis; and 4 2. This matter is transferred to the United States District Court for the Central District of 5 California. 6 DATED: March 24, 2017 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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