GIBSON v. PAROLE COMMISSION
MEMORANDUM OPINION accompanying final order issued separately this day. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 6/30/16.(ah)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Civil Action No. 16-0219 (CKK)
In February 2016, petitioner filed this action for a writ of habeas corpus while detained at
the District of Columbia Jail on a parole violator warrant issued by the United States Parole
Commission (“USPC”). Petitioner claims that the warrant was executed on January 6, 2016, but
the Commission had yet to hold a hearing, in violation of the due process clause. See Pet. for a
Writ of Habeas Corpus at 5.
In response to the Court’s show cause order, the government contends that the petition is
moot because petitioner is serving a sentence for a Virginia state conviction “and is no longer in
custody pursuant to the USPC parole violator warrant.” United States’ Resp. at 1 [Dkt. # 7].
Indeed, the docket shows that petitioner was released from the D.C. Jail on March 17, 2016, and
the court’s subsequent mailings have been returned undelivered. See Dkt. ## 4, 11, 12. In
addition, petitioner has not complied with the Court’s May 2, 2016 Order--mailed to both the
D.C. Jail and a detention center in Winchester, Virginia--by verifying his current address by May
24, 2016, and replying to the government’s response by June 3, 2016. Based on the
government’s documented response, then, this habeas action will be dismissed as moot. A
separate order accompanies this memorandum.
DATE: June 30, 2016
United States District Judge
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