No. 83-1531.

727 F.2d 21 (1984)

Michael P. PARENTI, Plaintiff, Appellant, v. Joseph J. PONTE, et al., Defendants, Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

Decided February 8, 1984.

As Amended on Denial of Rehearing March 8, 1984.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Thomas E. McDonald, Boston, Mass., with whom Samuel J. Armstrong, and Warner & Stackpole, Boston, Mass., were on brief, for plaintiff, appellant.

Martin E. Levin, Asst. Atty. Gen., Boston, Mass., Criminal Bureau, with whom Francis X. Bellotti, Atty. Gen., Frederick W. Riley, Asst. Atty. Gen., Chief, Criminal Bureau, and Barbara A.H. Smith, Asst. Atty. Gen., Chief, Criminal Appellate Division, Boston, Mass., were on brief, for defendants, appellees.

Before CAMPBELL, Chief Judge, BOWNES, Circuit Judge, and MALETZ, Senior Judge.

BOWNES, Circuit Judge.

Plaintiff Michael Parenti, an inmate at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Walpole, brought this action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. His complaint alleged that defendants, various officials and employees of the Department of Correction, had denied him due process by transferring him to the departmental segregation unit (DSU) without a fair hearing. The district...

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