IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
FORT SMITH DIVISION
Civil No. 06-2052
PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH;
LINDA C. LINGLE, Governor of the State
of Hawaii; CORRECTIONS CORPORATION
OF AMERICA (CCA); UNITED STATES
MARSHAL’S SERVICE; UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION OF THE MAGISTRATE JUDGE
Francis Grandinetti filed this pro se action on May 5, 2006. Grandinetti’s “complaint and
in forma pauperis (IFP)” application is a single document that he entitled a petition for federal
habeas corpus under 28 U.S.C. § 2241 and IFP application. The undersigned had the complaint
provisionally filed as a federal civil rights action by order entered on May 5, 2006.
The “IFP application” is before the undersigned for a determination of whether it should
be granted. The case is also before the undersigned for a determination of whether it should be
served upon the defendants.
According to the allegations of the complaint, the United States of America has
Grandinetti on “federal transportation status.” He asserts he has been transferred from state to
state from 1996 until 2006.
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He alleges he has been unlawfully arrested, interrogated, and imprisoned in Minnesota,
Iowa, Missouri, and Arkansas. With respect to Arkansas, he alleges he was taken in transit
through Ft. Smith, Little Rock, and Helena, Arkansas, on June 3 and June 4, 2004. Thereafter,
he alleges he was illegally taken to Mississippi.
He challenges defendants’ application of the Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA), the
Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA) of 1996, the Venue Act, and the Patriot
Act to him. Grandinetti refers the court to “co-case” 5:06-CV-00057 in the Northern District
of Texas and 97-41034 in the United States Court of Appeals for