Wednesday, August 02, 2006
S.C. Court of Appeals holds prisoners have no liberty interest in prison employment
In Skipper v. SCDC, the prisoner brought suit alleging he was denied both a liberty interest in prison employment and due process with regard to SCDC's drug-testing policy when SCDC terminated him from his prison job for testing positive for drugs. The circuit court agreed that there was a liberty interest, but the South Carolina Court of Appeals disagreed, holding that the prisoner had no liberty interest in prison employment which potentially afforded him a basis for a claim under 42 U.S.C. 1983.
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