United States District Court, S.D. Indiana, Indianapolis Division
ENTRY DENYING PETITION FOR WRIT OF HABEAS
J. McKINNEY, JUDGE
petition of Tyrone Denny for a writ of habeas corpus
challenges a prison disciplinary proceeding in IYC
16-04-0006. For the reasons explained in this entry, Mr.
Denny's habeas petition must be denied.
in Indiana custody may not be deprived of credit time without
due process. Cochran v. Buss, 381 F.3d 637, 639 (7th
Cir. 2004). The due process requirement is satisfied with the
issuance of advance written notice of the charges, a limited
opportunity to present evidence to an impartial decision
maker, a written statement articulating the reasons for the
disciplinary action and the evidence justifying it, and
“some evidence in the record” to support the
finding of guilt. Superintendent, Mass. Corr. Inst. v.
Hill, 472 U.S. 445, 454 (1985); Wolff v.
McDonnell, 418 U.S. 539, 570-71 (1974); Piggie v.
Cotton, 344 F.3d 674, 677 (7th Cir. 2003); Webb v.
Anderson, 224 F.3d 649, 652 (7th Cir. 2000). A violation
of state law will not support the issuance of a writ of
habeas corpus. Holman v. Gilmore, 126 F.3d 876, 884
(7th Cir. 1997).
The Disciplinary Proceeding
March 25, 2016, Investigator P. Prulheire wrote a Report of
Conduct charging Mr. Denny with unauthorized possession of
personal information. The conduct report states:
Use of a Global Tel Link phone pin number or a J-pay password
by another offender who is not the owner of the pin number or
password, is considered unauthorized possession or use of
property of value belonging to another offender. Any offender
who provides their personal Global Tel Link phone pin number
to another offender, or allows another offender to use those
assets under his user credentials, is in violation and is
considered to be aiding in unauthorized possession of
property of value belonging to another offender. Failure by
the owner to protect the security of their credentials is not
a defense in conduct violations. The below information shows
a detected violation of these standards and lists the system
affected, the area, date and time of the detection as well as
the asset owner and unauthorized user information.
System used in violation: Global Tel Link
Date of offense: March 4, 2016
Date of Discovery: March 25, 2016
Time of Offense: approx. 4:39 pm
Name and DOC of Offender who used unauthorized PIN or
Tyrone Denny 160500
Account Name/Account Number or Phone Number: 718-300-0240
Area of Offense: K2 Rec ...