Filing 17

Entry and Order Dismissing Action. Jointer-El's petition is denied and this action is dismissed with prejudice. Judgment consistent with this Entry shall now issue. See entry for details. Signed by Judge Tanya Walton Pratt on 8/25/2017. (Copy mailed to Petitioner) (MEJ)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF INDIANA INDIANAPOLIS DIVISION LABLOUNT JOINER-EL, vs. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Petitioner, SUPERINTENDENT, New Castle, Correctional Facility, Respondent. Case No. 1:17-cv-739-TWP-DML Entry and Order Dismissing Action I. This matter is before the Court on the Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus filed by Petitionerof Lablount Jointer-El (“Jointer-El”); challenging the validity of the prison disciplinary proceeding No. NCF 17-01-073. Jointer-El’s petition is denied and this action is dismissed with prejudice for the following reasons: (1) the expanded record shows that all the procedural requirements of Wolff v. McDonnell, 418 U.S. 539, 557 (1974), were supplied, and (2) the decision itself was supported by at least “some evidence” as required by Superintend., Mass. Corr. Inst. v. Hill, 472 U.S. 445, 454 (1985). Joiner-El has not shown or argued otherwise. In addition, even if an error or irregularity reached the level of constitutional magnitude, the location of the contraband and the ensuing proceedings show that any error was harmless and that Joiner-El was not prejudiced. Piggie v. Cotton, 342 F.3d 660, 666 (7th Cir. 2003). II. Judgment consistent with this Entry shall now issue. IT IS SO ORDERED. Date: 8/25/2017 Electronic distribution to counsel of record via CM/ECF and by U.S. mail to: LABLOUNT JOINER-EL 961825 NEW CASTLE - CF NEW CASTLE CORRECTIONAL FACILITY - Inmate Mail/Parcels 1000 Van Nuys Road NEW CASTLE, IN 47362

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