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Case No. 18-1286

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State of Iowa
Martin Ray Hiatt


State of Iowa


Martin Ray Hiatt

Attorneys for Appellee

William A. Hill, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Martin Ray Hiatt, pro se

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 11, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Pottawattamie County, Gregory W. Steensland, Judge.  REVERSED AND REMANDED FOR FURTHER PROCEEDINGS.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Potterfield and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Potterfield, J.  (3 pages)

            Martin Hiatt appeals from the district court’s denial of his motion to quash.  Hiatt claimed the Iowa Department of Corrections (IDOC) was seizing funds from his prison account that came from outside sources without providing Hiatt a predeprivation hearing before doing so.  OPINION HOLDS: Because we are unable to ascertain on the record before us whether Hiatt was given notice or the opportunity to object before IDOC began collecting restitution from his prison funds from outside sources, we reverse the district court’s denial and remand for further proceedings. 

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