McConnell v. Tafoya
ORDER of Dismissal. ORDERED that the amended habeas corpus application pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241 5 is denied and the action dismissed without prejudice. FURTHER ORDERED that no certificate of appealability will issue. FURTHER ORDERED that leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal is denied, by Judge Lewis T. Babcock on 11/30/12. (sgrim)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Civil Action No. 12-cv-02727-BNB
FRANKIE L. MCCONNELL,
ORDER OF DISMISSAL
Applicant, Frankie L. McConnell, is a prisoner in the custody of the Colorado
Department of Corrections who currently is incarcerated at the Denver Women’s
Correctional Facility. She initiated this action by filing pro se an Application for Writ of
Habeas Corpus Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241 (ECF No. 1) and a Prisoner’s Motion and
Affidavit for Leave to Proceed Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915 (ECF No. 3).
The Court reviewed the documents and determined they were deficient.
Therefore, on October 22, 2012, Magistrate Judge Boyd N. Boland directed Ms.
McConnell to cure certain enumerated deficiencies in the case within thirty days if she
wished to pursue her claims.
The October 22 order pointed out that Ms. McConnell either must pay the $5.00
filing fee or submit on the proper, Court-approved form a Prisoner’s Motion and Affidavit
for Leave to Proceed Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915 in a Habeas Corpus Action and a
certificate of the warden showing the current balance in her prison account. Rule
3(a)(2) of the Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases in the United States District Courts
(Section 2254 Rules) requires such a motion and certificate. Rule 1(b) of the Section
2254 Rules applies the rules to habeas corpus actions pursuant to § 2241.
The October 22 order noted that the names listed in the caption of the § 1915
motion and affidavit must match the names listed in the caption to and text of the
habeas corpus application. The October 22 order also directed Ms. McConnell to
submit an amended Application for Writ of Habeas Corpus Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §
2241 that named the proper Respondent. The October 22 order warned Ms. McConnell
that the action would be dismissed without prejudice and without further notice if she
failed to cure the designated deficiencies within thirty days.
On November 16, 2012, Ms. McConnell submitted an amended Application for
Writ of Habeas Corpus Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241 (ECF No. 5) and a Prisoner’s
Motion and Affidavit for Leave to Proceed Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915 in a Habeas
Corpus Action (ECF No. 6). However, she failed within the time allowed either to pay
the $5.00 filing fee or submit an inmate account statement certified by the warden or an
appropriate officer at the facility where she is incarcerated, as required by Rule 3 of the
Section 2254 Rules. Therefore, the amended application will be denied and the action
dismissed without prejudice for Ms. McConnell’s failure to cure all the designated
deficiencies as directed in the October 22 order within the time allowed.
Finally, the Court certifies pursuant to § 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 Ms. McConnell files a notice of appeal she also must pay the full $455.00
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.
Accordingly, it is
ORDERED that the amended habeas corpus application pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §
2241 (ECF No. 5) is denied and the action dismissed without prejudice pursuant to Rule
41(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure for the failure of Applicant, Frankie L.
McConnell, within the time allowed, to cure all the deficiencies designated in the order
to cure of October 22, 2012. It is
FURTHER ORDERED that no certificate of appealability will issue because
Applicant 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 30th day of
BY THE COURT:
s/Lewis T. Babcock
LEWIS T. BABCOCK
Senior Judge, United States District Court
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