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Petaway v. Osden

United States District Court, D. Connecticut

June 10, 2019

WILLIAM PETAWAY, Plaintiff,
v.
JACLYN OSDEN, et al. Defendants.

          RULING ON MOTIONS FOR RECONSIDERATION AND TRANSCRIPT

          VICTOR A. BOLDEN, UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

         On January 3, 2017, William Petaway (“Plaintiff”), pro se, filed this lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, alleging that the State of Connecticut and its prison officials (“Defendants”) wrongfully deprived him of sentence-reducing credits and confined him for sixty days in violation of his constitutional rights. Compl., ECF No. 1, at 9-10.

         On April 18, 2019, the Court convened a hearing on all pending motions, including Defendants' motion for summary judgment. Minute Entry, ECF No. 126.

         On April 26, 2019, the Court granted Defendants' motion for summary judgment. Ruling and Order on Mot. for Summ. J. (“Ruling and Order”), ECF No. 127 On May 1, 2019, Mr. Petaway moved for reconsideration. Mot. to Reconsider, ECF No. 130.[1] Mr. Petaway filed three additional motions for or in support of reconsideration, ECF No. 129, 131, and 133. Mr. Petaway also moved for free copies of the relevant hearing transcript. Mot. for Copy of the 4/18/19 Hearing Minutes-Tr., ECF No. 132.

         For the reasons below, the Court DENIES the motions to reconsider, ECF No. 129-131 and 133, and DENIES Mr. Petaway's motion for a free transcript of the April 18, 2019 hearing, ECF No. 132.

         I. FACTUAL AND PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND

         A. Factual Background[2]

         On August 19, 2005, Mr. Petaway received a prison term of 150 months. State v. Petaway, NNH -CR04-0028093-T (J. Gold) (Aug. 19, 2005). He received credit for jail time served, resulting in a sentence scheduled to run until August of 2017. Id.

         Three years into his sentence, Mr. Petaway was allegedly transferred to the Rhode Island Department of Corrections. Compl. at 6. While incarcerated in Rhode Island, Mr. Petaway allegedly received several disciplinary infractions, known as “bookings.” Compl. at 6-7. Allegedly, Rhode Island correctional officials did not give Mr. Petaway written copies of his bookings or the evidence relied upon by prison officials, or officials' reasons for finding Mr. Petaway in violation of their rules. Compl. at 7.

         Rhode Island correctional officials allegedly transmitted information about Mr. Petaway's bookings to correctional officials in Connecticut. Compl. at 8. Based upon those reports, Connecticut officials allegedly reduced Mr. Petaway's “good time” credits. Compl. 8-9. Mr. Petaway alleges that had his “‘good time' not been taken, or had it been returned, [he] would [have] been released in May 2016[.]” Compl. at 9.

         Mr. Petaway obtained his release from prison in July 2016. Compl., at 9.

         B. Procedural Background

         On January 3, 2017, Mr. Petaway sued prison officials under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Compl. at 9-10. On February 3, 2017, the Court granted Mr. Petaway leave to proceed in forma pauperis. Order ...


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