TERRELL v. CONLEY et al
ORDER Transferring this action to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia for further consideration. Signed by Chief Judge J. Randal Hall on 08/23/2017. (pts) [Transferred from gasd on 8/23/2017.]
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA
WILLIE JAMES TERRELL, JR.,
MR. CONLEY; MR. WILLIAMS; and
SAMUEL S. OLENS,
Petitioner requests federal habeas corpus relief under 28 U.S.C. § 2254, challenging
disciplinary proceedings conducted at Washington State Prison in Davisboro, Georgia, which is
located in the Middle District of Georgia. (Doc. no. 1.) Habeas corpus petitions filed by state
prisoners are subject to the requirements of both 28 U.S.C. § 2254 and 28 U.S.C. § 2241.
Medberrv v. Crosby, 351 F.3d 1049, 1060-62 (11th Cir. 2003). It is the practice of this Court
to transfer an action attacking a conviction to the district in which the original proceedings
were conducted. See 28 U.S.C. § 2241(d); see also Fernandez v. United States, 941 F.2d
1488, 1495 (11th Cir. 1991) (explaining § 2241 petitions are properly brought in the district
of incarceration); Bell v. Watkins, 692 F.2d 999, 1013 (5th Cir. 1982) (approving transfer of
§ 2254 petition from district of incarceration to district where petitioner was convicted).
Therefore, the Court ORDERS the transfer of this action to the United States District Court
for the Middle District of Georgia for further consideration and DIRECTS the Clerk to
immediately forward the file to that District.
SO ORDERED this o?3 day ofAugust, 2017, at Augusta, Georgia.
UNITED^TATES DISTRICT COURT
>RN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA
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