FREDRICK SLEDGE v. TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION, ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Nov 23, 2015

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Fredrick Sledge, Only, Tennessee, appellant, pro se.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Andre´e Blumstein, Solicitor General; and Jennifer L. Brenner, Senior Counsel, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Tennessee Department of Correction.

Judge(s): SUSANO

Fredrick Sledge (Petitioner), an inmate in the custody of the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC), challenges TDOC’s calculation of his release eligibility date. The chancery court (the trial court) granted TDOC summary judgment, finding that “the undisputed facts and law establish [Petitioner’s] sentence has been correctly calculated.” Because the criminal court’s order sentencing Petitioner awarded him 3,521 days of pretrial jail credit, while TDOC’s calculation of his release eligibility was based upon only 516 days of credit, there is a genuine issue of material fact regarding the correct calculation of his release eligibility date. We vacate the trial court’s summary judgment and remand for further proceedings.

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