Indiana Court of Appeals: Prison can take cash from inmate account



The Indiana Court of Appeals has ruled against a 50-year-old inmate who sued after money was withdrawn from his prison account to pay restitution after a conviction an attack on a guard.

Aaron Isby’s complaint filed last year against the Indiana Department of Correction argued the agency lacked the constitutional authority to impose a restitution sanction without first obtaining a civil judgment against him.

A Miami County judge dismissed the lawsuit, citing an Indiana Supreme Court ruling that the agency’s actions were not subject to judicial review. The appeals court, in a filing last month, upheld the dismissal.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trademark and Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Most Popular

Latest News

More News