Applewhite v. Terris
OPINION and ORDER Granting Respondent's 5 MOTION to Dismiss Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus Without Prejudice. Signed by District Judge Arthur J. Tarnow. (TMcg)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
ROY MARSH APPLEWHITE,
Case Number: 2:16-CV-14386
HON. ARTHUR J. TARNOW
OPINION AND ORDER GRANTING RESPONDENT=S MOTION TO DISMISS
PETITION FOR WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS WITHOUT PREJUDICE
Petitioner is confined at the Federal Correctional Institution in Milan, Michigan.
He has filed a pro se petition for a writ of habeas corpus under 28 U.S.C. ' 2241.
Petitioner alleges that the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) lost jurisdiction over him
when the BOP released him to state authorities prior to completion of his federal
Respondent has filed a motion to dismiss on the ground that Petitioner has
failed to exhaust his administrative remedies.
The Court grants the motion and
dismisses the petition without prejudice.
Petitioner was convicted in the United States District Court for the Western
District of Michigan of maintaining a drug house, 21 U.S.C. ' 856(a)(1); possessing with
intent to distribute heroin, 21 U.S.C. ' 841(a)(1); being a felon in possession of a firearm,
18 U.S.C. ' 922(g)(1); and possessing firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime,
18 U.S.C. ' 924(c)(1)(A).
He is serving a term of 240-months imprisonment.
projected release date is January 14, 2028.
In the pending habeas corpus petition, Petitioner challenges his continued
confinement on the ground that his sentence should be considered discharged from the
date that the BOP released him to state custody prior to the completion of his federal
Section 2241, Title 28, provides an avenue for prisoners to challenge official
action affecting execution of a sentence, such as the computation of sentence credits or
satisfaction of sentence.
See United States v. Jalili, 925 F.2d 889, 893-94 (6th Cir.1999)
(A[A]n attack upon the execution of a sentence is properly cognizable in a 28 U.S.C. '
2241(a) habeas petition.@).
A federal habeas corpus petitioner must exhaust
administrative remedies before seeking habeas corpus relief pursuant to 28 U.S.C. ' 2241.
Fazzini v. Northeast Ohio Correctional Center, 473 F.3d 229, 231-32 (6th Cir. 2006);
citing Little v. Hopkins, 638 F.2d 953, 954 (6th Cir. 1981).
The petitioner bears the
burden of establishing exhaustion. Rust v. Zent, 17 F.3d 155, 160 (6th Cir. 1994); Caver
v. Straub, 349 F.3d 340, 345 (6th Cir.2003).
Petitioner has not has presented his claims
to the Bureau of Prisons or exhausted available administrative remedies.
claims are thus unexhausted and his petition must be dismissed.
For the reasons stated, the Court concludes that Petitioner=s claims are
Accordingly, the Court GRANTS Respondent=s Motion to Dismiss (ECF
No. 5) and DISMISSES WITHOUT PREJUDICE the petition for a writ of habeas corpus.
s/Arthur J. Tarnow
ARTHUR J. TARNOW
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Dated: August 8, 2017
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