|January 12, 2021
ORDER: Pro Se Petitioner Marcus Green filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus challenging his conviction in New York State court for multiple offenses. At the time he initiated this case, Petitioner was incarcerated at the Elmira Correctio nal facility. See ECF. No. 1. In June 2017, Petitioner sent a letter to the Court to report that he was then housed at the Green Haven Correctional Facility, see ECF No. 27, and in July 9, 2018, Petitioner notified the Court that he had moved to the Clinton Correctional Facility, see ECF No. 30. As of the date of this Order, the docket sheet in this matter lists the Clinton Correctional Facility as Petitioner's current address. Recent communications from Petitioner appear to have bee n sent from other New York State prison locations. See ECF No. 32 (August 2020 letter with return address of Upstate Correctional Facility); ECF No. 33 (September 2020 letter with return address of Southport Correctional Facility). Moreover, the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision Inmate Lookup website (http://nysdoccslookup.doccs.ny.gov/) indicates that as of the date of this Order, Petitioner is currently housed at the Auburn Correctional Facility. See Ex. 1 (attached hereto). All parties are required to keep the Court apprised of their current addresses ; this is particularly important for pro se litigants who are receiving notification of court filings by mail. Indeed, Petitioner appears to be aw are of this, given that he has submitted two address updates to the Court during the pendency of this case. It appears, however, that the current address listed on the docket sheet may be incorrect. Particularly given the age of this case, to atte mpt to ensure that Petitioner timely receives a copy of this Court's Report and Recommendation, ECF No. 36, and other recent items docketed in this matter, chambers staff will mail a copy of the Repo1i and Recommendation, copies of certain ca ses cited in the Report and Recommendation, see ECF No. 36 at 14 n.14, a copy of the order entered on January 7, 2021, ECF No. 35, and a copy of this order to Petitioner's attention at both the Clinton Correctional Facility address listed on the docket and at the Auburn Correctional Facility (P.O. Box 618, Aubmn, NY 13024) based on the results of the search of the Inmate Lookup website. Petitioner is directed to promptly submit a letter to the Court confirming his correct address so t hat the docket sheet can be updated, if necessary. If Petitioner's address on the docket is not corrected, there is a substantial risk that Petitioner will not receive future communications from the Court in this matter. (Signed by Magistrate Judge Andrew E. Krause on 1/12/2021) (nb)
|January 7, 2021
SEALING ORDER: In this matter, both Petitioner and Respondent have filed on ECF documents that include references to the name of the victim of the sex offense for which Petitioner was convicted. Pursuant to Section 50-b of the New York Civil Rights Law, those documents either should have been redacted in part or filed under seal to ensure that the identity of the victim remains confidential.Accordingly, the Court hereby directs the Clerk of the Court to place the following documents under seal: ECF Nos. 15-10; 15-12; 15-13; 15-14; 15-16; and 26. Access to these documents shall be restricted to Pro Se Petitioner Marcus Green, Respondent Eric T. Schneiderman (now Letitia James, pursuant to Rule 25(d) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, as set forth above), and the Court.The Clerk of the Court is also directed to mail a copy of this order to the Pro Se Petitioner. (Signed by Magistrate Judge Andrew E. Krause on 1/7/2021) (rro) Transmission to Docket Assistant Clerk for processing.