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Thursday, February 09, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Booker-El v. Sup., Ind. State Prison (ND Ind., Miller), a 10-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:

Sammie L. Booker-El, an inmate incarcerated in Indiana State Prison, alleges that prison officials misappropriated funds intended by statute to be used for the inmates’ benefit without due process of law. The district court dismissed Booker-El’s complaint, finding that he did not have a protected property interest in the funds. We affirm.

As required by state law, Indiana State Prison maintains an inmates’ recreation fund. See Ind. Code § 4-24-6- 6(a)(3). * * *

Because we find that Booker-El has no property interest in the inmates’ recreation fund, we AFFIRM the judgment of the district court.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on February 9, 2012 01:11 PM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions