Mullins v. Baker, 110519 NVCA, 78264-COA

Docket Nº:78264-COA
Opinion Judge:Gibbons, C.J.
Party Name:GRADY ONZO MULLINS, Appellant, v. RENEE BAKER, WARDEN, Respondent.
Judge Panel:Tao, J., Bulla, J. Hon. Jim C. Shirley, District Judge.
Case Date:November 05, 2019
Court:Court of Appeals of Nevada
 
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GRADY ONZO MULLINS, Appellant,

v.

RENEE BAKER, WARDEN, Respondent.

No. 78264-COA

Court of Appeals of Nevada

November 5, 2019

UNPUBLISHED OPINION

ORDER OF AFFIRMANCE

Gibbons, C.J.

Grady Onzo Mullins appeals from an order of the district court denying a postconviction petition for a writ of habeas corpus. Eleventh Judicial District Court, Pershing County; Jim C. Shirley, Judge.

In his May 16, 2018, petition, Mullins contended the Nevada Department of Corrections erred by improperly declining to apply his statutory credits from sentences he has already expired toward his remaining terms. In support of his claim, Mullins argues Garlotte v. Fordice, 515 U.S. 39 (1995) overruled Johnson v. Dir., Nev. Dep't of Prisons, 105 Nev. 314, 774 P.2d 1047 (1989), and therefore, the district court erred by relying on Johnson to deny him relief on the sentences he has been paroled from.

Mullins fails to demonstrate the district court erred. Garlotte did not overrule the holding in Johnson stating that when a prisoner has "expired his sentence, any question as to the method of computing those sentences was rendered moot." Johnson, 105 Nev. at 316, 774 P.2d at 1049. Instead, Garlotte discussed what constitutes custody for habeas corpus petitioners when they are serving consecutive sentences and want to challenge their conviction. 515 U.S. at 44-47. Garlotte did not discuss credits a prisoner has earned pursuant to statute or the right to have those credits apply to expired or paroled-from sentences.

The district court found any challenge Mullins raised regarding the application of credits toward his expired sentence or the minimum parole eligibility of his current term was rendered moot by his 2018 parole i hearing on his current sentence. See Williams v. State Dep't of Corr., 133 Nev. 594, 600 n.7, 402 P.3d 1260, 1265 n.7 (2017) (“[N]o relief can be afforded where the offender has...

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