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Eades v. Blumberg

United States District Court, Fourth Circuit

December 5, 2013

LARRY LEROY EADES, #357231 Petitioner,
v.
M.P.C. DAVID R. BLUMBERG Respondent.

MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER

ROGER W. TITUS, District Judge.

On September 11, 2013, this Court received a Petition for habeas corpus relief from Larry Leroy Eades ("Eades"), an inmate confined at the Maryland Reception Diagnostic & Classification Center ("MRDCC") in Baltimore, Maryland, who claims that he has been held since April 5, 2013, past the allowable sixty days permitted for him to be held without a parole revocation hearing. (ECF No. 1). He asks to be released from custody.

On October 29, 2013, Respondent Blumberg filed a Response seeking dismissal of the Petition without prejudice for the failure to exhaust state remedies.[1](ECF No. 3). Eades has not filed a formal reply.

A habeas corpus petition, with its concomitant requirement of the exhaustion of state court remedies, is the exclusive means for a person "in custody" to attack the fact or duration of his confinement. See Preiser v. Rodriguez, 411 U.S. 475, 489-490, 500 (1973) (sole federal remedy for state prisoner challenging fact or duration of imprisonment is habeas corpus). Eades does not contend that a state remedy is unavailable for his claims and a review of the cause of action and exhibits reveals that he has not exhausted these remedies. Therefore, this action must be dismissed for the failure to exhaust available state court remedies. See Braden v. 30th Judicial Circuit Court of Kentucky, 410 U.S. 484, 490-91 (1973).

An inmate claiming an entitlement to an immediate release can also seek relief directly from the state courts by:

1. Filing a petition for writ of habeas corpus in a Circuit Court;
2. Appealing a decision by the Circuit Court to the Court of Special Appeals;[2] and
3. Seeking certiorari to the Court of Appeals from a decision by the Court of Special Appeals.

Eades has not exhausted and complied with these procedures and it is, therefore, this 4th day of December, 2013, by the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, hereby ORDERED that:

1. This 28 U.S.C. ยง 2241 Petition for habeas corpus relief IS DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE for the failure to exhaust available state court remedies;
2. The Clerk SHALL CLOSE this case; and
3. The Clerk SHALL TRANSMIT a copy of this Order and the Memorandum Opinion to all parties.

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