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02/24/98 LARRY JONES v. CHRISTOPHER EPPS

LARRY JONES, APPELLANT
v.
CHRISTOPHER EPPS, DIRECTOR OF OFFENDER, APPELLEE SERVICES, MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS



DATE OF JUDGMENT: 05/22/96 TRIAL JUDGE: HON. GRAY EVANS COURT FROM WHICH APPEALED: SUNFLOWER COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT

Before: Thomas, P.j., King, And Payne, JJ.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Thomas, P.j., For The Court:

JANE LANIER MAPP

NATURE OF THE CASE: CIVIL - OTHER

TRIAL COURT DISPOSITION: JUDICIAL REVIEW OF ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION DISMISSED

DISPOSITION AFFIRMED - 2/24/98

MOTION FOR REHEARING FILED:

CERTIORARI FILED:

MANDATE ISSUED:

Larry Jones, a former death-row inmate, appeals pro se the Mississippi Department of Corrections' decision to disqualify him for "A" custody classification status, raising the following issues as error:

I. WHETHER CRITERIA DISQUALIFYING APPELLANT FROM "A" CUSTODY CLASSIFICATION STATUS WAS ARBITRARY CRITERIA SINCE STATE STATUTE DELEGATES SUCH DUTIES AS CLASSIFYING INMATES TO A CERTAIN CUSTODY STATUS, TO DETERMINE THE "PRIVILEGES TO BE AFFORDED THE OFFENDER WHILE IN CUSTODY OF THE DEPARTMENT," SOLELY TO THE CLASSIFICATION COMMITTEE AND NOT ANY INDIVIDUAL OR INDIVIDUALS.

II. WHETHER MEMORANDUM DISQUALIFYING APPELLANT FROM "A" CUSTODY STATUS CONSTITUTED A CONSTITUTIONALLY OR STATUTORILY IMPERMISSIBLE CRITERIA WHERE SUCH MEMORANDUM THWARTED FURTHER CONSIDERATION OF STATUTORY FACTORS REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED BY THE COMMITTEE IN REACHING A CLASSIFICATION DETERMINATION.

III. WHETHER THE DECISION IN SANDIN v. CONNER, 115 S. Ct. 2293 (1995), IS APPLICABLE WHERE APPELLANT IS NOT SEEKING RELIEF FROM DISCIPLINARY SEGREGATION OR A PUNITIVE CHARGE IN HIS CLASSIFICATION BUT RATHER SEEKS RELIEF FROM AN ARBITRARY ACTION OF A STATE AGENCY.

IV. WHETHER THE SUPREME COURT SHOULD ENFORCE THE CLEAR WORDING OF STATE STATUTE WHERE STATUTE CONFLICTS WITH SUBSEQUENTLY ...


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