Daily Record Staff//September 29, 2016
//September 29, 2016
Civil litigation — Writ of habeas corpus — Deprivation of good-conduct credits
On September 29, 2015, Larin Griffin, appellant, filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus in the Circuit Court for Allegany County. Appellant alleged that the Division of Corrections (“the Division”), an agency within the Maryland State Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (“DPSCS”) – represented by Warden Frank Bishop in this matter – appellee, had unlawfully deprived appellant of 918 good conduct or diminution credits through prison disciplinary measures. The circuit court denied appellant’s petition, whereupon he noted this appeal and raised two questions for our review, which we have combined and rephrased as follows: Did the circuit court err in denying the petition for a writ of habeas corpus?