Pinkey v. Clements et al
ORDER of Dismissal. The action is dismissed without prejudice. No certificate of appealability will issue. Leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal is denied, by Judge Lewis T. Babcock on 1/17/12. (lsw, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Civil Action No. 11-cv-03138-BNB
CYNTHIA RENEE PINKEY,
TOM CLEMENTS, Executive Director, and
D. ZAVISLAN, Warden of Colorado Dept. of Corrections,
ORDER OF DISMISSAL
Petitioner, Cynthia Renee Pinkey, initiated this action by filing pro se a document
titled “Extraordinary Writ Judicial Estoppel” in which she sought her immediate release
because prison officials allegedly have miscalculated her sentences. On December 9,
2011, Magistrate Judge Boyd N. Boland entered an order directing Ms. Pinkey to cure
certain deficiencies if she wished to pursue her claims. Specifically, Magistrate Judge
Boland ordered Ms. Pinkey to file an Application for a Writ of Habeas Corpus Pursuant
to 28 U.S.C. § 2241 and either to pay the filing fee or to file a Prisoner’s Motion and
Affidavit for Leave to Proceed Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915 in a Habeas Corpus Action.
Ms. Pinkey was warned that the action would be dismissed without further notice if she
failed to cure the deficiencies within thirty days.
On December 21, 2011, Ms. Pinkey submitted a “Response to Order to Cure
Deficiencies” in which she states that she “will not place in ANOTHER Habeas Corpus
when the original one was denied in error.” (Doc. #3 at 1.) Ms. Pinkey apparently is
referring to a prior habeas corpus action filed in the District of Colorado in which she
also challenged the computation of her prison sentences. See Pinkey v. Zavislan, No.
11-cv-01129-LTB (D. Colo. July 13, 2011). The Court dismissed 11-cv-01129-LTB as
barred by the one-year limitation period, and Ms. Pinkey’s appeal from the Court’s order
also was dismissed. See Pinkey v. Zavislan, 440 F. App’x 610 (10th Cir. 2011), petition
for cert. filed, No. 11-7719 (U.S. Oct. 12, 2011).
Ms. Pinkey has failed to cure the deficiencies within the time allowed and, based
on her response to Magistrate Judge Boland’s December 9 order, she apparently has
no intention of doing so. Therefore, the action will be dismissed without prejudice for
failure to cure the deficiencies.
Furthermore, the Court certifies pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(3) that any
appeal from this order would not be taken in good faith and therefore in forma pauperis
status will be denied for the purpose of appeal. See Coppedge v. United States, 369
U.S. 438 (1962). If Petitioner files a notice of appeal she also must pay the full $455
appellate filing fee or file a motion to proceed in forma pauperis in the United States
Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit within thirty days in accordance with Fed. R. App.
P. 24. Accordingly, it is
ORDERED that the action is dismissed without prejudice pursuant to Rule 41(b)
of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure because Ms. Pinkey failed to cure the
deficiencies as directed. It is
FURTHER ORDERED that no certificate of appealability will issue because
Petitioner has not made a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right. It is
FURTHER ORDERED that leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal is
DATED at Denver, Colorado, this
BY THE COURT:
s/Lewis T. Babcock
LEWIS T. BABCOCK, Senior Judge
United States District Court
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