January 25, 2010
Petitioner is a prisoner proceeding with a Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254.
After initial screening, the Court ordered Petitioner to file a motion to amend the petition to include the name of the proper respondent, in this case the probation officer responsible for Petitioner. (Doc. 10). Subsequently, Petitioner duly filed his motion, requesting that the Court substitute Steve Brum, Chief Probation Officer for the County of Kings, as the correct Respondent, in place of Thomas De Santos. (Doc. 12).
Accordingly, GOOD CAUSE appearing therefore, the Court HEREBY ORDERS as follows:
1. Petitioner's motion to amend the caption to include the proper Respondent (Doc. 12), is GRANTED; and,
2. The Clerk of the Court is DIRECTED to substitute the name of Steve Brum, Chief Probation Officer for the County of Kings, as Respondent in place of Thomas De Santos.
IT IS SO ORDERED.