Casso v. People of the State of California

Filing 3

ORDER OF DISMISSAL. Signed by Judge Charles R. Breyer on 12/18/06. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(be, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/18/2006)

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Casso v. People of the State of California Doc. 3 Case 3:06-cv-07667-CRB Document 3 Filed 12/18/2006 Page 1 of 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Petitioner, a prisoner at the Alameda County jail, Santa Rita Facility, has filed a pro se petition for a writ of habeas corpus challenging the adequacy of medical care he is receiving at the jail. The petition for a writ of habeas corpus is DISMISSED without prejudice to filing a civil rights complaint under 42 U.S.C. 1983. Although the Supreme Court has not addressed whether a challenge to a condition of confinement may be brought under habeas, see Bell v. Wolfish, 441 U.S. 520, 526 n.6 (1979), the Ninth Circuit has held that habeas jurisdiction is absent, and a 1983 action proper, where, as here, a successful challenge to a prison condition will not necessarily shorten the prisoner's sentence. Ramirez v. Galaza, 334 F.3d 850, 859 (9th Cir. 2003). In addition, the preferred practice in the Ninth Circuit has vs. PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, Respondent(s). SANTIAGO CASSO, JR., Petitioner, ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA No. C 06-7667 CRB (PR) ORDER OF DISMISSAL Dockets.Justia.com Case 3:06-cv-07667-CRB Document 3 Filed 12/18/2006 Page 2 of 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 been that challenges to conditions of confinement be brought in a civil rights complaint. See Badea v. Cox, 931 F.2d 573, 574 (9th Cir. 1991) (civil rights action is proper method of challenging conditions of confinement); Crawford v. Bell, 599 F.2d 890, 891-92 & n.1 (9th Cir. 1979) (affirming dismissal of habeas petition on basis that challenges to terms and conditions of confinement must be brought in civil rights complaint). The clerk shall enter judgment in accordance with this order, terminate all pending motions as moot, and close the file. No fee is due. SO ORDERED. DATED: December 18, 2006 CHARLES R. BREYER United States District Judge 2

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