Profit v. United States of America
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER ENTERED: This matter is dismissed without prejudice. Signed by Senior District Judge Richard D. Rogers on 6/7/2012. (Mailed to pro se party Clifford T. Profit by regular mail.) (smnd)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF KANSAS
CLIFFORD T. PROFIT,
CASE NO. 12-3110-RDR
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
This matter is a petition for habeas filed pursuant to 28
U.S.C. § 2241 by a prisoner confined in the Federal Correctional
Institution, Yazoo City, Mississippi. Petitioner proceeds pro se and
seeks placement in a community confinement setting.
The present petition is markedly similar to the petitioner’s
earlier filing, Case No. 12-3063-RDR, Profit v. United States of
America, also an application for habeas corpus relief filed pursuant
to § 2241. The court dismissed that matter without prejudice, noting
that an action under §2241 must be filed in the district of a
petitioner’s confinement, see Haugh v. Booker, 210 F.3d 1147, 1149
(10th Cir. 2000), and that petitioner had an appeal pending following
the October 2011 revocation of his supervised release, at which time
he was ordered confined for 24 months. The court notes that the
appeal since has been dismissed due to petitioner’s failure to file
a timely notice of appeal.
The court has considered the record and finds no basis to allow
this matter to proceed. Petitioner has not presented this matter in
the proper federal district, despite the court’s earlier order
explaining that deficiency, nor does he present any legal argument
of substance. Rather, he states that he will be better able to seek
employment and meet financial and family obligations if he is placed
in a community setting. His request is, at best, an argument for the
exercise of discretion on his behalf, but such an argument does not
warrant the transfer of this matter to the appropriate jurisdiction.
Petitioner may commence a new action in the district where he
is confined, but the present action must be dismissed for lack of
IT IS, THEREFORE, BY THE COURT ORDERED this matter is dismissed
A copy of this order shall be transmitted to the petitioner.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
This 7th day of June, 2012, at Topeka, Kansas.
S/ Richard D. Rogers
RICHARD D. ROGERS
United States Senior District Judge
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