Lane v. Swain, No. 17-55578 (9th Cir. 2018)Annotate this Case
The Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of three petitions for habeas relief under 28 U.S.C. 2241 challenging the revocation of good time credits. Petitioner was disciplined under Bureau of Prisons Prohibited Acts Code 203, which prohibits threatening another with bodily harm or any other offense. The panel held that when read reasonably in the context of the prison setting, and limiting the phrase "any other offense" to criminal offenses or violations of BOP rules, Code 203 is sufficiently narrow and clear to protect inmates' First Amendment rights.