(HC) Eastman v. Unknown

Filing 3

ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Deborah Barnes on 9/7/2020 ORDERING Clerk to replace party respondent "Unknown" with the name "Patrick Covello, Acting Warden" in the case caption of the docket and ORDERING Petitioner to submit a completed petition for writ of habeas corpus and either an affidavit in support of his request to proceed IFP or the appropriate filing fee within 30 days from the date of this order. (Henshaw, R)

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Case 2:20-cv-01725-DB Document 3 Filed 09/08/20 Page 1 of 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 DAVID K. EASTMAN, 12 No. 2:20-cv-1725 DB P Petitioner, 13 v. ORDER UNKNOWN,1 14 15 Respondent. 16 Petitioner, a state prisoner proceeding pro se, has filed a letter with the court requesting 17 18 early release. The court liberally construes the document as a habeas corpus filing pursuant to 28 19 U.S.C. § 2254. Petitioner has not filed the request on the proper form, nor has petitioner filed an in forma 20 21 pauperis affidavit or paid the required filing fee ($5.00). See 28 U.S.C. §§ 1914(a); 1915(a). 22 Therefore, petitioner will be given a proper habeas application. He will also be given an 23 application to proceed in forma pauperis. With respect to the latter, petitioner may either submit 24 //// 25 1 26 27 28 The court notes for the record that petitioner is currently housed at Mule Creek State Prison. (See ECF No. 1 at 1). Patrick Covello is the current acting warden at that facility. Therefore, the court shall direct the Clerk of Court to substitute his name as the respondent in this matter in lieu of “Unknown.” See Brittingham v. United States, 982 F.2d 378, 379 (9th Cir. 1992) (citation omitted) (stating proper respondent in federal habeas corpus petition is petitioner’s immediate custodian). 1 Case 2:20-cv-01725-DB Document 3 Filed 09/08/20 Page 2 of 2 1 the appropriate affidavit in support of a request to proceed in forma pauperis, or he may submit 2 the appropriate filing fee. 3 In accordance with the above, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Clerk of Court shall: 4 1. Replace party respondent “Unknown” with the name “Patrick Covello, Acting 5 Warden” in the case caption of the docket; 6 2. Send petitioner a copy of the in forma pauperis form used by this district, and 7 3. Send petitioner a copy of the court’s petition for a writ of habeas corpus form. 8 IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that within thirty days from the date of this order, petitioner 9 shall submit: 10 1. A completed petition for a writ of habeas corpus, and 11 2. Either an affidavit in support of his request to proceed in forma pauperis or the 12 13 appropriate filing fee. Petitioner’s failure to comply with this order may result in a recommendation that this 14 action be dismissed. 15 Dated: September 7, 2020 16 17 18 19 DLB:13 DB/ORDERS/ORDERS.PRISONER.HABEAS/east1725.101a 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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