In a Privacy Act action against the Bureau of Prisons concerning the loss of plaintiff-prisoner's good-time credits, dismissal of the complaint is affirmed where: 1) inmate records were exempt from the relevant provisions of the Privacy Act; and 2) plaintiff's damages claim was not cognizable unless plaintiff first secured relief through a writ of habeas corpus.
Argued September 14, 2009
Decided October 27, 2009
Opinion by Judge Garland
Yvonne M. Williams and Anthony F. Shelley, Washington, DC
Frank A. Skinner, pro se
W. Mark Nebeker and R. Craig Lawrence, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, Washington, DC