Without addressing the merits of Plaintiff’s ability to proceed in this action in forma pauperis, the
court notes that the assessment and collection of any filing fee should be undertaken by the United States
District Court for the District of Wyoming.
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
DAVID WOODRUFF, #18323
SARENT ROMERO, et al.,
RECOMMENDATION OF THE MAGISTRATE JUDGE
This matter is before the court on Plaintiff’s complaint filed under the provisions of
42 U.S.C. § 1983. Plaintiff is currently confined at Wyoming Prison located in Rawlins,
Wyoming, and he asserts that the actions about which he complains occurred at this facility.
Rawlins, Wyoming, is located within the jurisdiction of the United States District Court for
the District of Wyoming.
Upon review of the factual allegations presented in the complaint, the court concludes
that this case should be transferred to the United States District Court for the District of
Wyoming pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1404.
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Woodruff v. Romero et al (INMATE2)
A civil action filed under authority of 42 U.S.C. § 1983 "may be brought . . . in (1)
a judicial district where any defendant resides, if all defendants reside in the same State, (2)
a judicial district in which a substantial part of the events or omissions giving rise to the
claim occurred . . . or (3) a judicial district in which any defendant may be found, if there is
no district in which the action may otherwise be brought." 28 U.S.C. § 1391(b). The law
further provides that "[f]or the convenience of parties and witnesses, [and] in the interest of
justice, a district court may transfer any civil action to any other district . . . where it might
have been brought." 28 U.S.C. § 1404(a).