JOHN C. WELLS, III v. TENNESSEE BOARD OF PROBATION AND PAROLE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Oct 7, 2014

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

John C. Wells, Mountain City, Tennessee, Pro Se.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Joseph F. Whalen, Acting Solicitor General; and Jennifer L. Brenner, Senior Counsel, for the appellee, Board of Probation and Parole and Charles Traughber.

Judge(s): BENNETT

This appeal arises from a decision by the Tennessee Board of Probation and Parole (“the Board”) to deny inmate parole at his initial parole review hearing. Inmate was convicted of nine counts of aggravated sexual battery and was denied parole due to the seriousness of his crimes and the likelihood that he would commit similar crimes again if released. Inmate filed a petition for a writ of certiorari, arguing that the Board exceeded its jurisdiction, was illegally comprised, and acted arbitrarily and capriciously. The trial court dismissed the petition with prejudice, and this appeal followed. We affirm the decision of the trial court.

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