Royal v. Durison.
Royal v. Durison, 319 F.Supp.2d 534 (E.D.Pa. 2004). A state inmate filed a [section] 1983 action alleging he was detained in excess of the statutorily prescribed maximum for the crimes for which he was convicted, and that prison officials failed to consider his request for adjustment of his precommitment time. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of the defendants, finding that the director of classification for a city prison system was not deliberately indifferent to the inmate's claim, that the clerk responsible for keeping records used to determine precommitment time had no authority to calculate the inmate's sentence, and officials had meaningfully and expeditiously considered the inmate's claim. The court noted that the director investigated the circumstances around the inmate's multiple arrests after he was notified of a possible miscalculation, and notified the inmate in two separate correspondences that he was unable to change the period of the sentence by crediting time served. (Philadelphia Prison System, Pennsylvania)
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|Publication:||Corrections Caselaw Quarterly|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Aug 1, 2004|
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