BILLY JOE GREENWOOD v. TENNESSEE BOARD OF PAROLE - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Oct 23, 2017

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Billy Joe Greenwood, Wartburg, Tennessee, Pro Se.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery, III, Attorney General and Reporter; Andre´e Blumstein, Solicitor General; and Thomas J. Aumann, Assistant Attorney General, for the appellee, Tennessee Board of Parole.

Judge(s): FRIERSON

This appeal arises from the denial of parole to an inmate by the Tennessee Board of Parole (“the Board”). The inmate was convicted in 1990 of first degree murder and first degree burglary. The Board denied parole on the basis that the inmate’s release at the time of the hearing would depreciate the seriousness of the crime for which he was convicted. The inmate filed a petition for writ of certiorari with the Davidson County Chancery Court (“trial court”), alleging violations of due process and equal protection. The trial court denied relief, determining that no grounds existed to disturb the Board’s decision. Discerning no reversible error, we affirm.

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