Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus
By a Person in Federal Custody
(Motion Under 28 U.S.C. § 2241)
Instructions - Read Carefully
This petition must be readable, either handwritten or typewritten on 8½” x 11" paper, signed by the
petitioner under penalty of perjury. Any false statement of a material fact may serve as the basis for
prosecution and conviction for perjury. All questions must be answered concisely in the proper space
on the form. No notary is required.
No citation of authorities need be furnished. If briefs or arguments are submitted, they should be
submitted in the form of a separate memorandum.
Upon receipt of the filing fee of $5.00, your petition will be filed.
If you do not have the necessary filing fee, you may request permission to proceed in forma pauperis,
in which event you must execute form AO 240 or any other form required by the court, setting forth
information establishing your inability to pay the costs. If you wish to proceed in forma paupe