Figueras v. Johns et al
ORDER AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING the Clerk to terminate all other Respondents. The only proper respondent is the inmate's custodian-the warden of the facility where the inmate is confined; directing the U.S. Marshal to serve a copy of the 1 Pe tition for Writ of Habeas Corpus and a copy of this Order upon: (1) the Attorney General of the U.S.; (2) the properly named Respondent; and (3) the civil process clerk at the office of the U.S. Attorney for the SDGA. Signed by Magistrate Judge R. Stan Baker on 2/2/2017. (ca) (Additional attachment(s) added on 2/2/2017: # 1 Prepared USM 285-Attorney General of the U.S., # 2 Prepared USM 285-Tracy Johns, # 3 Prepared USM 285-U.S. Attorney for the SDGA) (ca).
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA
CIVIL ACTION NO.: 5:17-cv-12
TRACY JOHNS, Warden, et al.,
Petitioner, an inmate at D. Ray James Correctional Facility in Folkston, Georgia, has
filed an action under 28 U.S.C. § 2241. The record reflects that Petitioner has paid the $5.00
Brett R. Rinehart, Field Office Director, ICE and the Attorney General of the United
States are not proper parties to Petitioner’s action. The only proper respondent is the inmate’s
immediate custodian–the warden of the facility where the inmate is confined. See Rumsfeld v.
Padilla, 542 U.S. 426, 434–35 (2004).
As Tracy Johns is the Warden at D. Ray James
Correctional Facility, the Clerk is AUTHORIZED and DIRECTED to terminate all other
The United States Marshal is hereby directed to serve a copy of the Petition and a copy of
this Order upon: (1) the Attorney General of the United States; (2) the properly named
Respondent; and (3) the civil process clerk at the office of the United States Attorney for the
Southern District of Georgia. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(i). Pursuant to Rule 4(i) of the Federal Rules
of Civil Procedure, personal service shall be perfected upon the United States Attorney.
Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(i) service may be perfected upon the Attorney
General of the United States and upon Respondent by registered or certified mail.
Respondent is hereby ordered to show cause, in writing, why the Petitioner’s writ should
not be granted by filing a return and response with the Clerk of Court, Post Office Box 1636,
Brunswick, Georgia, 31521, within twenty (21) days of the date of service.
While this action is pending, Petitioner shall immediately inform this Court in writing of
any change of address. Failure to do so will result in dismissal of this case, without prejudice.
SO ORDERED, this 2nd day of February, 2017.
R. STAN BAKER
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA
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