No. 90-1619.

933 F.2d 350 (1991)

Billy Charles BURT, Petitioner-Appellant, v. Steve W. PUCKETT, Superintendent, Mississippi State Penitentiary, Respondent-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

June 17, 1991.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jeffrey M. Rosamond, Sp. Asst. Atty. Gen., Mike Moore, Atty. Gen., Jackson, Miss., for respondent-appellee.

Before RUBIN, KING and JOLLY, Circuit Judges.

E. GRADY JOLLY, Circuit Judge:

Billy Charles Burt is a Mississippi inmate currently serving time for uttering a $35 forged check, a violation of Miss.Code.Ann. § 97-21-59.1 Ordinarily, this offense would have resulted in a sentence ranging from less than one to no more than fifteen years imprisonment, complete with possibility of parole. Miss.Code.Ann. § 97-21-33.2 However, owing to...

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