Civil Action No. 11-cv-02627-BNB
(The above civil action number must appear on all future papers sent to the court in this action. Failure to include this number may result in a delay in the consideration of your claims.)
ORDER DIRECTING PLAINTIFF TO CURE DEFICIENCIES
Plaintiff, Dawane A. Mallett, is a prisoner in the custody of the United States Bureau of Prisons and is currently incarcerated in the United States Penitentiary in Florence, Colorado. Mr. Mallett has submitted an Application for a Writ of Habeas Corpus Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241 and a "Notice to Clerk of Court."
The Court has reviewed the Application for a Writ of Habeas Corpus and finds that Mr. Mallett is asserting civil rights claims rather than habeas corpus claims. Mr. Mallett complains that his first amendment rights are being violated. "The essence of habeas corpus is an attack by a person in custody upon the legality of that custody, and ... the traditional function of the writ is to secure release from illegal custody." See Preiser v. Rodriguez, 411 U.S. 475, 484 (1973). It is well established in the Tenth Circuit that § 2241 is an improper vehicle for a prisoner to challenge the conditions of his confinement. See Mcintosh v. United States Parole Comm'n, 115 F.3d 809, 811-12 (10th Cir. 1997). Generally, a federal prisoner's challenge to his conditions of confinement is cognizable under Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents of Fed. Bureau of Narcotics, 403 U.S. 388 (1971), see, e.g., Richards v. Bellmon, 941 F.2d 1015, 1018 (10th Cir. 1991), or pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §§ 1331 or 1361, see Simmat v. United States Bureau of Prisons, 413 F.3d 1225, 1235-36 (10th Cir. 2005). Even liberally construing Mr. Mallett's claims, he has failed to allege a valid factual basis for a § 2241 action. Therefore, Mr. Mallett will be directed to file a Prisoner Complaint on the court-approved form.
As part of the court's review pursuant to D.C.COLO.LCivR 8.2, the court has determined that the submitted documents are deficient as described in this order. Mr. Mallett will be directed to cure the following if he wishes to pursue his claims. Any papers which the Mr. Mallett files in response to this order must include the civil action number on this order.
28 U.S.C. § 1915 Motion and Affidavit
(1) × is not submitted
(2) ___ is missing affidavit
(3) × is missing certified copy of prisoner's trust fund statement for the 6-month period immediately preceding this filing
(4) ___ is missing certificate showing current balance in prison account
(5 ___ is missing required financial information
(6) ___ is missing an original signature by the prisoner
(7) ___ is not on proper form (must use the court's current form)
(8) ___ names in caption do not match names in caption of complaint, petition or habeas application
(9) ___ An original and a copy have not been received by the court. Only an original has been received.
(10) × other: Motion is necessary only if $350.00 filing fee is not paid in advance.
Complaint, Petition or Application:
(11) ___ is not submitted
(12) × is not on proper form (must use the court's current form)
(13) ___ is missing an original signature by the prisoner
(14) ___ is missing page nos. ___
(15) ___ uses et al. instead of listing all parties in caption (16) ___ An original and a copy have not been received by the court. Only an
original has been received.
(17) ___ Sufficient copies to serve each defendant/respondent have not been received by the court.
(18) ___ names in caption do not match names in text
(19) ___ other ____________ Accordingly, it is
ORDERED that the action is construed as a civil rights action filed pursuant to Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents of Fed. Bureau of Narcotics, 403 U.S. 388 (1971), or 28 U.S.C. § 1331, rather than a habeas corpus action filed pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241. It is
FURTHER ORDERED that the Mr. Mallett cure the deficiencies designated above within thirty (30) days from the date of this order. Any papers which the Mr. Mallett files in response to this order must include the civil action number on this order. It is
FURTHER ORDERED that the Mr. Mallett shall obtain the court-approved Prisoner's Motion and Affidavit for Leave to Proceed Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915 and Prisoner Complaint forms (with the assistance of his case manager or the facility's legal assistant), along with the applicable instructions, at www.cod.uscourts.gov. It is
FURTHER ORDERED that, if the Mr. Mallett fails to cure the designated deficiencies within thirty (30) days from the date of this order, the action will be dismissed without further notice. The dismissal shall be without prejudice.
DATED October 14, 2011, at Denver, Colorado.
BY THE COURT:
Boyd N. Boland
United States Magistrate Judge
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
CERTIFICATE OF MAILING
Civil Action No. 11-CV-02627-BNB
Dawane A Mallett
Reg. No. 13944-097
USP Florence ADMax
PO Box 8500
Florence, CO 81226
I hereby certify that I have mailed a copy of the ORDER to the above-named individuals on October 14, 2011.
GREGORY C. LANGHAM, CLERK