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Appellant was a prisoner in the Arkansas Department of Correction (ADC). Appellant filed a petition in the circuit court that sought a declaratory judgment, contending that the ADC had erroneously applied Act 1805 of 2001 so as to make Appellant ineligible for parole. The petition additionally sought a writ of mandamus directing the ADC to correct the parole calculation. The circuit court denied the petition. Appellant appealed, presenting two arguments based on due-process violations and ex-post-facto-clause violations. The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant's appeal and declared the motions Appellant filed in relation to the appeal moot, holding that the both arguments raised by Appellant on appeal were unavailing.