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United States of America v. Ricky Jerome Smith

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA


March 12, 2012

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v.
RICKY JEROME SMITH

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge Conner

ORDER

AND NOW, this 12th day of March, 2012, upon consideration of the motion for transfer and motion for court-funded law books (Doc. 25), filed by pro se defendant Ricky Jerome Smith ("Smith"), wherein Smith requests a transfer from Clinton County Correctional Facility due to the lack of access to the law library, and wherein Smith further requests that the court provide him with four law books for his prison cell,*fn1 and the court finding that a prisoner has no right to placement in any particular prison and that the United States Marshals control the location of a defendant's pre-trial detention, see 18 U.S.C. § 3142; (Doc. 3, at 3 (detention order committing defendant to custody of Attorney General or designated representative for confinement in a correctional facility)), and the court concluding that Smith has no right to court-funded law books simply because he has decided to proceed pro se in this matter, it is hereby ORDERED that the motion for transfer and for court-funded law books (Doc. 25) is DENIED.

CHRISTOPHER C. CONNER United States District Judge


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