MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
JOHN A. ROSS, District Judge.
This matter is before the Court on petitioner's motion to proceed in forma pauperis. The motion will be provisionally granted. Additionally, the Court will transfer this case to the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri.
Petitioner, a Missouri state prisoner, seeks a writ of habeas corpus under 28 U.S.C. § 2254. Petitioner is incarcerated in Moberly Correctional Center, which is located in the Eastern District of Missouri. Petitioner's conviction, however, arose in the Westeni District of Missouri, in Jackson County.
The Eastern District of Missouri and the Western District of Missouri both have jurisdiction over the petition. See 28 U.S.C. § 2241(d). In such an instance as this, the Court may transfer the petition to the Western District "in furtherance of justice . . ." Id Additionally, the Court has entered an administrative order stating that, absent any unusual circumstances, any habeas petition challenging a conviction or sentence arising out of a proceeding in the Western District of Missouri should be transferred to that district. In re Business of the Court, January 27, 1986. As a result, the Court will order that this case be transferred to the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri.