United States District Court, D. New Jersey
Rivers, Petitioner pro se
JEROME B. SIMANDLE, U.S. District Judge
Virgil Henrik Jr. Rivers Bey, a federal prisoner confined at
FCI Fort Dix, New Jersey, has filed a petition for a writ of
habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2241. Petition,
Docket Entry 1.
Petitioner alleges he is being unlawfully confined at FCI
Fort Dix “under involuntary servitude labor with the
inmate population incarcerated on conviction of terrorism and
drug trafficking from inside countries of Mexico and South
America.” Id. at 2.
stated he is being held against his will “as a (Kidnap
Hostage)” after being arrested by New York Police
Department officers on September 29, 2003. Id.
Petitioner asked what was happening, and the officer
responded that Petitioner “was being seize[d] for
committing a crime!” Id. He then alleges he
was taken to a basement with a cage-like structure and was
placed in a room “full [of] foreien [sic] born Alien
Vietnamese . . ., Mexicans, Iranianes [sic] and Guatemalainas
[sic].” Id. ¶ 3.
Petitioner was then taken before a magistrate. Id.
Petitioner claims he is of Moorish-American nationality and
cites the Barbary Treaty. Id. ¶ 7. He states he
has been held hostage for the past fifteen years in violation
of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments. Id.
therefore demands the Court issue a writ of habeas corpus
under § 2241.
Court administratively terminated the petition on November 3,
2017 due to Petitioner's failure to use the correct form.
Docket Entry 2.
March 23, 2018, Petitioner sent a letter to the Court
demanding it issue the writ. Docket Entry 3.
April 10, 2018, the Court again informed Petitioner that he
had to fill out the required form and that the matter would
be reopened once the Court received the form. Docket Entry 4.
Instead of following the Court's instructions, Petitioner
filed a writ of praecipe requesting the Court to serve the
petition. Docket Entry 5. Petitioner included his birth
certificate as an exhibit.
Section 2241 “confers habeas jurisdiction to hear the
petition of a federal prisoner who is challenging not the
validity but the execution of his ...