Allen v. Warden Federal Prison Camp Yankton

Filing 5

ORDER Screening and Dismissing Case. Signed by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on 10/12/17. (DJP)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FILED QCT 1 2 2017 DISTRICT OF SOUTH DAKOTA SOUTHERN DIVISION DOUG ALLEN, 4:17-CV-04114-RAL Plaintiff, ORDER SCREENING vs. AND DISMISSING CASE WARDEN FEDERAL PRISON CAMP YANKTON, Defendant. 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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