KEITH LAMONT FARMER v. TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION, ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Jan 27, 2017

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Keith Lamont Farmer, pro se appellant.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery, III, Attorney General and Reporter, Andre´e S. Blumstein, Solicitor General, and, Charlotte Davis, Assistant Attorney General, for the appellees, the Tennessee Department of Correction and the Bledsoe County Correctional Complex.

Judge(s): SWINEY

This appeal arises from a prisoner’s disciplinary hearing. Keith Lamont Farmer (“Farmer”), an inmate in the custody of the Tennessee Department of Correction (“TDOC”), was convicted of a disciplinary offense. Farmer filed a petition for common law writ of certiorari seeking judicial review of the decision to discipline him. The Chancery Court for Bledsoe County (“the Trial Court”) dismissed Farmer’s petition on the grounds that it did not state that it was the first application for the writ, and, that it neither was sworn to nor verified. Farmer appeals to this Court. We affirm the Trial Court.

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