Carstaffin, Jr. v. Boyett
ORDER transferring case to Northern District of Georgia. Signed by Magistrate Judge G. R. Smith on 12/23/16. (jlm)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA
Wilson Carstaffin is a state prisoner confined at Long State Prison
in Ludowici, Georgia, for crimes committed in Fulton County, Georgia.
Doc. 1; see Georgia Department of Corrections Inmate Locator,
http://www.dcor.state.ga.us/GDC/OffenderQuery/. He has filed a habeas
petition pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254, raising several ineffective
assistance of counsel claims. Doc. 1.
He evidently chose to file his § 2254 petition in this judicial district
because he is incarcerated in Long County. See 28 U.S.C. § 90(c)(5)
(Brunswick division). He was convicted, however, in Fulton County,
which lies within the Northern District of Georgia. 28 U.S.C. § 90(a)(2).
A federal habeas petitioner is allowed to file his petition in either the
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