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2011-UP-535 - Dennison v. SCDC

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

Franklin E. Dennison, Appellant,

v.

South Carolina Department of Corrections, Respondent.


Appeal from the Administrative Law Court
Carolyn C. Matthews, Administrative Law Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2011-UP-535
Submitted November 1, 2011 – Filed December 2, 2011   


APPEAL DISMISSED


Franklin E. Dennison, pro se.

Christopher D. Florian, of Columbia, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM: Franklin E. Dennison, an inmate formerly incarcerated with the Department of Corrections (the Department), appeals the Administrative Law Court's (ALC) order affirming the denial of his inmate grievance.  Dennison argues the ALC erred in determining (1) he was afforded minimal due process in his prison disciplinary action, and (2) the Department's decision was supported by substantial evidence.  Because Dennison was released from the Department's custody on April 1, 2011, we dismiss this appeal as moot.[1]  See Linda Mc Co. v. Shore, 390 S.C. 543, 557, 703 S.E.2d 499, 506 (2010) ("A case becomes moot when judgment, if rendered, will have no practical legal effect upon [the] existing controversy. This is true when some event occurs making it impossible for [the] reviewing [c]ourt to grant effectual relief." (citations and quotation marks omitted)).

APPEAL DISMISSED.

SHORT, WILLIAMS, and GEATHERS, JJ., concur.


[1] We decide this case without oral argument pursuant to Rule 215, SCACR.