ORLANDO FIELDS v. CORRECTIONS CORPORATION OF AMERICA ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Mar 22, 2012

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1: Orlando Fields, Wartburg, Tennessee, Pro Se.

Attorneys 2: James I. Pentecost, Jackson, Tennessee, for the appellees, Corrections Corporation of America, Cherry Lindamood, Leigh Kilzer, Tracy Sweat, and Phyllis Hodge. ATTORNEY 3: Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Joseph F. Whalen, Associate Solicitor General; and Lee Pope, Assistant Attorney General, for the State of Tennessee and Assistant Commissioner Reuben Hodge.

Judge(s): CLEMENT

An inmate at the South Central Correctional Facility in Clifton, Wayne County, Tennessee, filed this Petition for Writ of Certiorari to challenge the decision of the prison grievance board and that of the Commissioner. All of the respondents filed motions to dismiss the petition on several grounds including that Petitioner failed to comply with Tenn. Code Ann. § 41-21-805, that decisions by a prison grievance boards are not reviewable under a common law writ of certiorari, and Petitioner failed to comply with Tenn. Code Ann. § 41-21-806(b). The trial court dismissed the petition as to all respondents. We affirm.

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