CLAUDE T. PHILLIPS v. NORTHWEST CORRECTIONAL COMPLEX, WARDEN HENRY STEWARD, SGT. JETTIE BALDRIDGE, AND JEFFERY MILLS - Articles

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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Dec 27, 2012

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Petitioner/Appellant, Claude T. Phillips, Henning, Tennessee, self-represented.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter, Bill Young, Solicitor General, and Shauna Jennings, Assistant Attorney General, Nashville Tennessee, for the Respondent/Appellees Northwest Correctional Complex, Warden Henry Steward, Sgt. Jettie Baldridge and Jeffery Mills.

Judge(s): KIRBY

This appeal concerns an inmate’s petition for a writ of certiorari. The petitioner inmate was convicted of disciplinary offenses, which were affirmed by the Tennessee Department of Corrections. The inmate filed a petition for a writ of certiorari, seeking judicial review of the convictions. The trial court found that it did not have subject matter jurisdiction to hear the inmate’s petition because it did not include a recitation that it was his first application for the writ. We reverse and remand the cause for further consideration in light of Talley v. Bd. of Prof’l Responsibility, 358 S.W.3d 185 (Tenn. 2011).

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