IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
May 11, 2010
HANSON WILSON-MILLAN, PLAINTIFF,
FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Kendall J. Newman United States Magistrate Judge
Plaintiff is a federal prisoner proceeding without counsel who is currently incarcerated at Kern Valley State Prison. This action was initially filed as a civil rights action pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1983, but plaintiff now asserts that he is pursuing a "Bivens action"*fn1 pursuant to this court's jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1331.*fn2 Plaintiff requests that the court send him the requisite forms to proceed in forma pauperis and that he be exempted from exhausting his administrative remedies.
The nature of plaintiff's action and the relief he seeks remain unclear. It appears that plaintiff seeks transfer to a federal prison in the eastern United States in order to be near family members; however, plaintiff has challenged the conditions of his prior federal confinement as well as the anticipated conditions of confinement in a state prison, and now asserts that his current placement in a state prison has resulted in the denial of rights to which he would otherwise have been entitled in a federal correctional institution.
Whether plaintiff is seeking a transfer of placement and/or is challenging past or present conditions of confinement, his current confinement in Kern County requires a transfer of this case to the Fresno Division of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. See Local Rule 120(d). This action will therefore be transferred to the Fresno Division. This court has made no rulings in this case.
Accordingly, good cause appearing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. This action is transferred to the Fresno Division of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California; and
2. All future filings shall reference the newly assigned Fresno case number and shall be filed at:
United States District Court Eastern District of California 2500 Tulare Street Fresno, CA 93721