MICHAEL BRANDON ADAMS, v. MORGAN COUNTY CORRECTIONAL COMPLEX, et al. - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Mar 7, 2012

Head Comment: With Dissenting Opinion

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1: Michael Brandon Adams, Wartburg, Tennessee, pro se.

Attorneys 2: Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter, Joseph F. Whalen, Associate Solicitor General, and Lee Pope, Assistant Attorney General, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellees.

Judge(s): FRANKS

Petitioner, who is incarcerated, was charged with possession of a cell phone and pled guilty. He filed a Writ of Certiorari after punishment was levied against him, contending that he understood his punishment would be five days of punitive segregation and a $5 fine, but the punishment meted out was suspension of visitation privileges for six months. The Trial Judge upheld the suspension and dismissed the Petition, finding that petitioner pled guilty and waived his right to appeal, and the writ was filed after the sixty day time frame had elapsed. We affirm the Judgment of the Trial Court and remand.