Thomas Wayne Hurst, Petitioner-appellant, v. Frank Blackburn, Warden, Louisiana State Penitentiary,respondent-appellee, 603 F.2d 586 (5th Cir. 1979)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit - 603 F.2d 586 (5th Cir. 1979) Sept. 26, 1979

Thomas Wayne Hurst, pro se.

J. Marvin Montgomery, Asst. Atty. Gen., Baton Rouge, La., for respondent-appellee.

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana.

Before GOLDBERG, RONEY and TJOFLAT, Circuit Judges.


Thomas Wayne Hurst, an inmate of the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, filed a Pro se complaint in the district court alleging that he was transferred to a maximum security area for arbitrary and capricious reasons and without being granted an evidentiary hearing, in violation of 42 U.S.C.A. § 1983 (1970). His complaint was dismissed pursuant to a procedure this Court reviewed and found deficient in Mitchell v. Beaubouef, 581 F.2d 412 (5th Cir. 1978), Cert. denied, --- U.S. ----, 99 S. Ct. 2416, 60 L. Ed. 2d 1072 (1979). See, e. g., Hurst v. Phelps, 579 F.2d 940 (5th Cir. 1978).

We, therefore, vacate the dismissal of Hurst's complaint and remand for reconsideration by the district court in light of the procedural dictates set forth in Mitchell v. Beaubouef.



Rule 18, 5 Cir.; See Isbell Enterprises, Inc. v. Citizens Casualty Co. of New York et al., 5 Cir. 1970, 431 F.2d 409, Part I