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In re Rigsby, 075680

Reversed order granting writ of habeas corpus. Defendant, Rigsby, is serving a life sentence for murder. While in prison, prison officials found Defendant guilty of possessing contraband and took away privileges and early release credits. Defendant petitioned for a writ of habeas corpus to challenge disciplinary action. The trial court granted the writ, but the appeals court reversed on the grounds that prison disciplinary action will not be disturbed as long as there is some evidence to support the action taken. The appeals court found such evidence in this case.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2019/08/20

Judges

  • Pena

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel