Franklin v. Gunja

Filing 5

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS re 1 Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus filed by Gordon Franklin, Jr Objections to R&R due by 6/21/2007 (Howard, Linda)

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Franklin v. Gunja Doc. 5 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI SOUTHERN DIVISION GORDON FRANKLIN, JR., Petitioner, v. JOSEPH E. GUNJA, Warden, United States Medical Center for Federal Prisoners, Respondent. ) ) ) ) Civil Action ) No. 07-3156-CV-S-RED-H ) ) ) ) ) REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION OF UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE Petitioner, an inmate confined in the United States Medical Center for Federal Prisoners, petitions this Court for a writ of habeas pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 2241. The petition has been referred to the undersigned for preliminary review under 28 U.S.C. 636(b). Because petitioner has failed to state a claim upon which relief can be granted, it must be recommended that he be denied leave to proceed in forma pauperis. The Court notes, initially, that petitioner has been committed to the custody of the Attorney General pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 4246. United States v. Franklin, No. 90-3445 (W.D. Mo. 1990). He has twice been conditionally released from that commitment, and both releases were revoked because petitioner violated conditions of his release. Annual reports have been submitted regarding the appropriateness of continued mental health treatment, as required by 18 U.S.C. 4246(e)(B). Petitioner's commitment is lawful. As grounds for relief in habeas corpus, petitioner has failed to set forth any assertions 1 Case 6:07-cv-03156-RED Document 5 Filed 06/04/2007 Page 1 of 2 challenging the conditions of his confinement that are comprehensible. Ground one includes a statement that "mandate freedom of the religion cannot be of the awarded within the ruling by the district court and cannot be to cite good faith of the higher court but must comply." [Petition, at 3]. His petition includes rambling statements, and is accompanied by a "Cover Sheet," which continues for six pages of the same. Even imparting a liberal construction to petitioner's pro se complaint, because petitioner's allegations are not sufficiently specific to state a claim in this case, his petition should be dismissed. Black Spotted Horse v. Else, 767 F.2d 516, 517 (8th Cir. 1985). For the foregoing reasons, it is, pursuant to the governing law and in accordance with Local Rule 22 of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, RECOMMENDED that petitioner be denied leave to proceed in forma pauperis, and that the petition for habeas corpus relief be dismissed without prejudice. /s/ James C. England JAMES C. ENGLAND, Chief United States Magistrate Judge Date: 6/4/07 2 Case 6:07-cv-03156-RED Document 5 Filed 06/04/2007 Page 2 of 2

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