DONTA S. SMITH v. TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Sep 24, 2012

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Donta S. Smith, Henning, Tennessee, Pro Se.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Joseph F. Whalen, Associate Solicitor General; Lee Pope, Assistant Attorney General, for the appellees, Tennessee Department of Correction.

Judge(s): DINKINS

Inmate filed a petition for certiorari, seeking a review of a decision of the prison disciplinary review board, affirmed by warden and the Commissioner of the Department of Corrections, finding him guilty of certain prison disciplinary offenses. The trial court dismissed the petition for lack of jurisdiction, finding it was not filed within sixty days of the entry of the order for which review was sought. Finding no error, we affirm the action of the trial court.

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