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PositionSearcy v. Simmons - Brief Article

20. Good Time U.S. Appeals Court Searcy v. Simmons, 299 F.3d 1220 (10th Cir. 2002). An inmate brought a [section] 1983 action GOOD TIME CREDIT against prison officials, challenging reduction of his privileges following his refusal to participate in a sexual abuse treatment program. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of the defendants and the appeals court affirmed. The appeals court held that the adverse consequences faced by the inmate for refusing to make admissions required for participation in the treatment program were not so severe as to amount to compelled self-incrimination. The court noted that the prisoner's loss of privileges and the opportunity to earn future good time credits was not punishment for his refusal to make the admissions, but rather were consequences of...

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