Allen v. Warden Federal Prison Camp Yankton
ORDER Screening and Dismissing Case. Signed by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on 10/12/17. (DJP)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
QCT 1 2 2017
DISTRICT OF SOUTH DAKOTA
AND DISMISSING CASE
On August 23, 2017, Doug Allen, an inmate at Yankton Federal Prison Camp in
Yankton, South Dakota, filed a "Pro Se Motion for Recommendation for the Second Chance
Act." Doc. 1. The Clerk of Court opened a file and docketed the letter as a new case filed under
28 U.S.C. 2241. Allen later sent a letter clarifying that he did not intend to sue the warden, but
simply wanted a letter of recommendation from this Court for the prisoner reentry program
administered by the Bureau of Prisons under the Second Chance Act of 2007. Doc. 4.
Allen was sentenced in the Northern District of Illinois on February 8, 2016 to 57 months
in custody with BOP after being convicted of wire fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1343. United
States ofAmerica v. Doug Allen, No. 12-CR-0567-2. His projected release date is June 30, 2019.
See Id. at Doc. 235.
Allen filed his first "Pro Se Motion for Recommendation for the Second Chance Act" in
the Northern District of Illinois. Id. at Doe. 233. The Honorable Ronald A. Guzman denied the
motion. Id. at Doc. 236. At that time, Allen was confined at a BOP facility in Pekin, Illinois, and
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