United States District Court, S.D. Indiana, Indianapolis Division
DORRIS L.Y. DOOLEY, Petitioner,
WARDEN, INDIANA WOMEN'S PRISON,  Respondent.
ORDER DENYING PETITION FOR WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS AND
DIRECTING ENTRY OF FINAL JUDGMENT
WALTON PRATT, JUDGE
petition of Dorris L.Y. Dooley for a writ of habeas corpus
challenges Indiana prison disciplinary proceeding number IWP
17-03-0108. For the reasons explained in this Entry, Ms.
Dooley's habeas petition is denied.
in Indiana custody may not be deprived of good-time credits,
Cochran v. Buss, 381 F.3d 637, 639 (7th Cir. 2004)
(per curiam), or of credit-earning class, Montgomery v.
Anderson, 262 F.3d 641, 644-45 (7th Cir. 2001), without
due process. The due process requirement is satisfied by 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).
The Disciplinary Proceeding
March 1, 2017, at the Indiana Women's Prison,
Correctional Officer Hope Dekruyf observed Ms. Dooley acting
in a disorderly manner and wrote the following conduct report
charging her with disorderly conduct, a violation of the
Indiana Department of Correction Adult Disciplinary Code
Section B-236. The Conduct Report provides:
On the above date and time I, correctional officer Hope
Dekruyf while conducting a basic hygiene line heard offender
Dorris Dooley #259567 upset and screaming from her door.
Offender was upset because I didn't take her dinner sack
right away to her room. Offender was throwing things in her
room and was banging on the door. She was also very
disorderly by screaming and yelling. Offender Dooley is being
charged with a disorderly conduct.
Dooley was notified of the charge on March 6, 2017, when she
received the Screening Report. Dkt. 8-2. She plead not guilty
to the charge, requested a lay advocate, asked to call a
witness, and asked for certain evidence. Id. The
witness, inmate Marge Bryant, provided a written statement:
Offender Dooley had asked officer for her dinner sack, her
sugar was low and she try to explain to the officer that she
needed to eat. The officer denied her the sack. She then
asked to go to suicide watch.
hearing was held on March 9, 2017. Ms. Dooley provided this
statement to the hearing officer:
Officer said she was going to write me up because I went on
suicide watch because it was going to make her job harder. I
haven't been in any trouble since January.
I'll plead guilty to a 360 disruptive. This is a
situation where everyone was stressed out. I did not ...