Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Prisoner Has a Property Interest in Good-time Credit-earning Classification Level

Ali v. Taylor, 2013 WL 3336817 (7/3/13) (Okl.) (unpub'd) - A prisoner victory. The prisoner had a property interest protected by due process in his good-time credit-earning classification level.. This was because his demotion in levels was non-discretionary once he was placed in short-term administrative segregation. That happened because an administrator of a faith-based program charged him with sexual harassment after he inquired about the administrator's sexual orientation, since his religious beliefs prohibited him from being instructed by a homosexual.