CALDWELL v. JETT et al

Filing 3

ENTRY Directing Further Proceedings; Attorney General of United States is stricken as respondent, only proper respondent in this action is petitioner's custodian; petitioner shall have through 6/17/10 in which to show cause why this action can proceed under § 2241 or why, in alternative, it should not be transferred the USDC for Northern District of Illinois. Signed by Judge William T. Lawrence on 5/27/2010. cm(NKD)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF INDIANA MARTIN CALDWELL, Petitioner, v. B.R. JETT, Respondent. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No. 2:10-cv-141-WTL-TAB Entry Directing Further Proceedings I. The Attorney General of the United States is stricken as a respondent because the only proper respondent in this action is the petitioner's custodian. II. Petitioner Caldwell is confined within this District and seeks a writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 2241(c)(3). He challenges the validity of his conviction entered in the Northern District of Illinois. The petitioner may have an uphill path to travel in demonstrating that a remedy via 2241(c)(3) should be available to him. And it is his burden to show that such a remedy is the proper one. Jeffers v. Chandler, 253 F.3d 827, 830 (5th Cir. 2001); Charles v. Chandler, 180 F.3d 753, 756 (6th Cir. 1999). A writ of habeas corpus via 2241 may be utilized by a federal prisoner to challenge the legality of his or her conviction or sentence in those cases where 2255 is "inadequate or ineffective to test the legality of [the] detention." 28 U.S.C. 2255(e). A remedy via 2255 is "inadequate" when its provisions limiting multiple 2255 motions prevent a prisoner from obtaining review of a legal theory that "establishes the petitioner's actual innocence." Taylor v. Gilkey, 314 F.3d 832, 835 (7th Cir. 2002). On the basis of the foregoing, therefore, the petitioner shall have through June 17, 2010, in which to show cause why this action can proceed under 2241 or why, in the alternative, it should not be transferred to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. IT IS SO ORDERED. _______________________________ Date: 05/27/2010 Hon. William T. Lawrence, Judge United States District Court Southern District of Indiana Distribution: Martin Caldwell No. 21375-424 Federal Correctional Institution P.O. Box 33 Terre Haute, IN 47808

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