Filing 3

MEMORANDUM, ORDER Clerk to administratively close this case. Directing Clerk to serve a copy of this Order and a blank 2255 form to Petitioner. Signed by Judge Robert B. Kugler on 6/22/16. (jbk, )

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY LARRY REDDICK, Petitioner, v. UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, Respondent. : : : : : : : : : : Civ. No. 16-3540 (RBK) MEMORANDUM AND ORDER Pro se petitioner, Larry Reddick, a federal prisoner confined at F.C.I. Fort Dix, seeks to file a motion to vacate pursuant 28 U.S.C. § 2255. Local Civil Rule 81.2 provides: Unless prepared by counsel, . . . motions under 28 U.S.C. §2255 shall be in writing (legibly handwritten in ink or typewritten), signed by the petitioner or movant, on forms supplied by the Clerk. L.Civ.R. 81.2(a). Petitioner did not use the updated habeas form supplied by the Clerk for section 2255 motions, i.e., AO243 (modified): DNJ-Habeas-004 (Rev. 01-2014). Therefore, IT IS this 22nd day of June, 2016, ORDERED that the Clerk of the Court shall administratively terminate this case; petitioner is informed that administrative termination is not a “dismissal” for purposes of the statute of limitations, and that if the case is reopened, it is not subject to the statute of limitations time bar if it was originally filed timely, see Papotto v. Hartford Life & Acc. Ins. Co., 731 F.3d 265, 275 (3d Cir. 2013) (distinguishing administrative terminations from dismissals); Jenkins v. Superintendent of Laurel Highlands, 705 F.3d 80, 84 n.2 (3d Cir. 2013) (describing prisoner mailbox rule generally); Dasilva v. Sheriff's Dep’t., 413 F. App’x 498, 502 (3rd Cir. 2011) (“[The] statute of limitations is met when a [motion] is submitted to the clerk before the statute runs ….”); and it is further ORDERED that the Clerk's service of the blank section 2255 form shall not be construed as this Court’s finding that the motion is or is not timely, or that Petitioner's claims are or are not procedurally defaulted; and it is further ORDERED that if petitioner wishes to reopen this case, he shall so notify the Court, in a writing addressed to the Clerk of the Court, Mitchell H. Cohen Building & U.S. Courthouse, 4th & Cooper Streets, Room 1050, Camden, New Jersey 08101, within thirty (30) days of the date of entry of this Memorandum and Order; petitioner’s writing shall include a complete, signed habeas petition on the appropriate updated form supplied by the Clerk; and it is further ORDERED that upon receipt of a writing from petitioner stating that he wishes to reopen this case, and a complete, signed petition, the Clerk of the Court will be directed to reopen this case; and it is finally ORDERED that the Clerk of the Court shall serve a copy of this Memorandum and Order and a blank section 2255 form - AO243 (modified): DNJ-Habeas-004 (Rev. 01-2014) upon petitioner by regular U.S. mail. s/Robert B. Kugler ROBERT B. KUGLER United States District Judge 2

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