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Skinner v. US Dep't of Justice, No. 05-5284

By FindLaw Staff on October 27, 2009 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

In a Privacy Act action against the Bureau of Prisons concerning the loss of plaintiff-prisoner's good-time credits, dismissal of the complaint is affirmed where: 1) inmate records were exempt from the relevant provisions of the Privacy Act; and 2) plaintiff's damages claim was not cognizable unless plaintiff first secured relief through a writ of habeas corpus.

Read Skinner v. US Dep't of Justice, No. 05-5284

Appellate Information

Argued September 14, 2009

Decided October 27, 2009


Opinion by Judge Garland


For Appellant:

Yvonne M. Williams and Anthony F. Shelley, Washington, DC

Frank A. Skinner, pro se

For Appellees:

W. Mark Nebeker and R. Craig Lawrence, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, Washington, DC

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