An inmate who is under investigation for conspiracy to smuggle contraband has basically no rights. They are not entitled to a lawyer, they are not entitled to privileges afforded to other inmates. Privileges such as phone time, commissary and visitation may be taken away for months and months because they are not a basic inmate right, they are "an extra". Inmates lose sight of the fact that they are prisoners of the jurisdiction where they are sentenced. Some think that breaking a prison rule isn't going to worsen their situation but come to find out that it can and does get a lot worse. The DOC has him in disciplinary segregation and will continue this course until they come to a conclusion to this contraband conspiracy. It is unlikely that he will get released for a while as these things could take months to resolve. If he is allowed to [receive mail](https://www.inmateaid.com/letters), then do what you can to send him lots of letters and pictures. [Send him magazines](https://www.inmateaid.com/shop/magazines), anything to improve his situation if you are so inclined. If they decide to file charges, his situation could actually get worse, so let the process play out and hope for the best.
Accepted Answer Date Created: December 22,2015