STERN v. FRACKVILLE CO OFFICER
MEMORANDUM ORDER directing the Clerk to transfer this matter to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania for any action that Court deems appropriate, including action on plaintiff's incomplete 1 Motion for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis. The Middle District is the proper venue to consider this matter; this Court is not. Signed by Magistrate Judge Keith A. Pesto on 11/17/2022. Copy mailed to non-ECF user. (bgs)
Case 2:22-cv-01608-KAP Document 4 Filed 11/17/22 Page 1 of 1
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
: Case No. 2:22-cv-1608-KAP
Plaintiff was an inmate at S.C.I. Somerset in 2019, and filed a civil complaint in
this court concerning conditions of confinement there. See Stern v. SCI Somerset Officers,
3:19-cv-68-KAP (W.D.Pa.). After plaintiff was transferred out of this district he has filed
civil complaints concerning conditions of confinement at other prisons, and pursuant to
28 U.S.C.§ 1404(b), this court has transferred those complaints to the proper venue. See
Stern v. Captain Bey, 2:20-cv-1659-KAP (W.D.Pa.).
Plaintiff’s current complaint (plaintiff submitted four form complaints stating
substantially the same thing that were docketed as one complaint) is about events on
August 27, 2021 at S.C.I. Frackville, in the Middle District of Pennsylvania. The Middle
District is the proper venue to consider this matter: this Court is not. See 28 U.S.C.§
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C.§ 1404(b), the Clerk shall transfer this matter to the United
States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania for any action that Court
deems appropriate, including action on plaintiff’s incomplete motion for leave to proceed
in forma pauperis, ECF no. 1.
DATE: November 17, 2022
Niejea Stern MQ-9157
1200 Mokychic Drive
Collegeville, PA 19426
Keith A. Pesto,
United States Magistrate Judge
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