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Obesity Upheld as Classification Criteria

The plaintiff's placement in administrative segregation and his transfer did not deny due process. Assuming he had a liberty interest in remaining in general population at the sending facility, he received due process under Helms v. Hewitt. Enhancing the level of his assaults for classification purposes because of his size "appears to have been within the discretion of the Department of Correction" and does not constitue obesity discrimination. See: Batts v. Richards, 4 F.Supp.2d 96 (D.Conn. 1998).

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