January 28, 2014
QWANELL SUPERIEA JONES, No. 84385, Petitioner,
MADISON COUNTY JAIL, Respondent.
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
DAVID R. HERNDON, District Judge.
Quanell Superiea Jones is being held in the Madison County Jail. On January 27, 2014, Jones filed a form petition for writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254 (Doc. 1). Although the caption of the petition is filled out, the form contains no arguments or other information; it is not even signed. In addition, no filing fee or application to proceed as a pauper was submitted. On January 27, 2014, Jones simultaneously filed a detailed, signed civil rights complaint pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 ( Jones v. Ford, No. 14-cv-00096-JPG (S.D. Ill. Jan. 27, 2014)).
Because the petition fails to state any ground for relief and it is not signed, as required by Rule 2 of the Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases in the United States District Courts, the petition will be dismissed. Apparently, the habeas petition was filed in error; therefore dismissal will be without prejudice and no fee will be assessed.
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that Jones' petition for writ of habeas corpus is DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. The Clerk of Court shall administratively CLOSE this case.
IT IS SO ORDERED.