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Brown v. Braxton.

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Brown v. Braxton, 373 F.3d 501 (4th Cir. 2004). A prisoner petitioned for federal habeas corpus relief from the loss of good time credits in a prison disciplinary hearing. The district court denied relief and the prisoner appealed. The appeals court affirmed, finding that the prison disciplinary hearing officer's refusal to allow the prisoner to call a fellow inmate as a live witness at a hearing was not contrary to, or an unreasonable application of clearly established federal law on the due process rights of inmates. The court noted that an inmate has a qualified right to call witnesses and present documentary evidence in his defense, but only when permitting him to do so will not be unduly hazardous to institutional safety or correctional goals. (Red Onion State Prison, Virginia)
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Title Annotation:habeas corpus case
Publication:Corrections Caselaw Quarterly
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1U5VA
Date:Nov 1, 2004
Words:137
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