United States District Court, E.D. Tennessee, Knoxville
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
PAMELA L. REEVES, District Judge.
This matter is before the court on the defendant's pro se motion for transfer to a prison facility in Birmingham, Alabama [R. 45]. Defendant pled guilty to possession of an unregistered firearm [R. 16], and was sentenced to 110 months imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release [R. 24].
The Bureau of Prisons has the express authority to designate the place of a prisoner's confinement. 18 U.S.C. § 3621(b); Devonshire v. Holder, 2013 WL 460532 at *2 (E.D. Ky. Feb. 6, 2013). Moreover, it is well-settled that federal prisoners have no constitutional right to be confined in, or transferred to, a particular facility. Id., see also McKune v. Live, 536 U.S. 24, 39 (2002); Olim v. Wakinekona, 461 U.S. 238 (1983); Meachum v. Fano, 427 U.S. 215 (1976). Therefore, the court finds that it is without authority to ...