GEORGE H. REVERCOMB, UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE.
This matter is before the Court pursuant to petitioner's Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus and the Respondent's Response to the Court's Order to Show Cause.
Petitioner Donald B. Lewis is currently incarcerated at the Maximum Security Facility, Lorton, Virginia. He is in service of a term of imprisonment pursuant to four Superior Court of the District of Columbia, Judgment and Commitment Orders. Petitioner filed the instant action against Douglas Stempson, the administrator of the Maximum Security Facility, alleging that he has been held illegally, on administrative segregation, in cell block 3 of the Maximum Security Facility which he claims is in violation of his first, fifth and eighth amendment rights because he is being held in his cell 23 1/2 hours a day during the week and 24 hours a day on the weekend, and denied access to outside recreation, educational and religious programs. This Court dismisses the petitioner's Petition for failure to exhaust administrative remedies and mootness.
B. Failure to Exhaust Administrative Remedies
A prisoner in custody pursuant to a state court judgment must exhaust his state remedies before applying for a writ of habeas corpus in the federal system. 28 U.S.C. § 2254 provides, in pertinent part:
(b) An application for a Writ of Habeas Corpus in behalf of a person in custody pursuant to the judgment of a State court shall not be granted unless it appears that the applicant has exhausted the remedies available in the courts of the State, or that there is either an absence of available State corrective process or the existence of circumstances rendering such process ineffective to protect the rights of the prisoner.