No Liberty Interest in DC Prisoners Transfer to BOP
Transfer to a prison distant from plaintiff's family is not cruel and unusual punishment. See: James v. Reno, 39 F.Supp.2d 37 (D.D.C. 1999).
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The plaintiff has no liberty interest in his security classification, nor does he allege atypical and significant hardships resulting from it, so he has no due process claim. Nor does he have an equal protection claim with respect to prisoners who were transferred to lower security prisons; his allegations with respect to them are cursory and do not establish that they were similarly situated to him, and there is no evidence of constitutionally impermissible motive.