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Submitted: February 27, 2007

Before: JACOBS, Chief Judge, LEVAL and SOTOMAYOR, Circuit Judges.

Petitioner pro se Sala-Thiel Thompson appeals from the judgment of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut (Dorsey, Judge), which sua sponte dismissed his petition for a writ of habeas corpus without prejudice to refiling. Thompson is a prisoner serving a 371-month sentence imposed in 1992 by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida for bank robbery. At the time of the petition, he was serving that federal sentence in a Connecticut state facility pursuant to a federal-state contract for the housing of federal convicts. Thompson’s petition, citing 28 U.S.C. § 2241 as authority, asserts a variety of claims, falling generally into three categories. First, Thompson attacks his bank robbery conviction on the ground that the federal court lacked “jurisdiction over [the underlying] offense.” Second, Thompson protests conditions of his confinement imposed by the Connecticut facility, involving denial of access to the law library and denial of kosher food. Third, Thompson protests conditions of confinement prescribed by federal prison officials, largely resulting from prison discipline imposed on him administratively in 1991 at the federal detention facility in Miami, Florida, when he was awaiting trial on the federal bank robbery charges.

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