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Graham v. Hogston

United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
Mar 11, 2008
268 Fed. Appx. 192 (3d Cir. 2008)

Opinion

No. 07-4316.

Submitted for Possible Dismissal Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2)(B) or Summary Action

Filed: March 11, 2008. Pursuant to Third Circuit LAR 27.4 and I.O.P. 10.6 February 28, 2008.

On Appeal from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania (D.C. Civil No. 07-cv-01402), District Judge: Honorable Edwin M. Kosik.

Aaron Graham, White Deer, PA, pro se.

Kate L. Mershimer, Esq., Office of United States Attorney, Harrisburg, PA, for Karen Hogston.

Before: SLOVITER, FISHER, and HARDIMAN, Circuit Judges.


OPINION


Appellant Aaron Graham appeals pro se from the District Court's order denying his petition for a writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241. The District Court rejected Graham's contention that he had not been credited for time he spent in custody prior to his federal sentencing for bank robbery pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3585(b).

We have jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1291. We review de novo a district court's denial of a petition for writ of habeas corpus filed under 28 U.S.C. § 2241. Because we find that Graham's appeal presents no substantial question, we will summarily affirm the District Court's judgment. See Third Circuit L.A.R. 27.4 and I.O.P. 10.6.

We need not repeat the background of this case or the details of Graham's claim here as they are well-known to the parties and are summarized in the District Court's memorandum. For substantially the reasons stated by the District Court, we conclude that Graham's 28 U.S.C. § 2241 petition was properly denied. In brief, as explained by the District Court, Graham has already received credit towards his federal sentence for his prior custody from August 27, 2003 through November 9, 2003, and from September 12, 2004 through May 1, 2005. The remaining time period in question — November 10, 2003 through September 11, 2004 — was previously credited to the service of a state sentence, and therefore its credit to his federal sentence would constitute an improper double credit. See 18 U.S.C. § 3585(b). See also Rios v. Wiley, 201 F.3d 257, 272 (3d Cir. 2000) (superseded by statute on other grounds).

Graham's federal sentence commenced on May 2, 2005.

For these reasons, we will affirm the District Court's order.


Summaries of

Graham v. Hogston

United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
Mar 11, 2008
268 Fed. Appx. 192 (3d Cir. 2008)
Case details for

Graham v. Hogston

Case Details

Full title:Aaron GRAHAM, Appellant v. Warden Karen HOGSTON

Court:United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Date published: Mar 11, 2008

Citations

268 Fed. Appx. 192 (3d Cir. 2008)

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