• Chapman v. Bureau of Prisons: Stopping the Venue Merry-Go-Round

    Author(s):
    Nicole Godfrey, Danielle Jefferis
    Date:
    2018
    Group(s):
    MSU Law Faculty Repository
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/7m4f-6k37
    Abstract:
    The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) is in a unique position to frustrate the federal venue statute.3 In contrast to most state departments of corrections, the BOP bears the unilateral power to transfer prisoners in its custody to prisons across federal judicial districts. At times, the agency exercises this power over prisoners involved in active litigation against the BOP itself. In many of these instances, once the BOP has moved the prisoner-plaintiff outside the judicial district in which the plaintiff brought his4 claim, the BOP seeks to transfer the claim to the prisoner’s “new” venue. Increasingly, prisoners’ rights advocates are witnessing efforts by the BOP to secure judicial sanctioning of this conduct.
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