No, absolutely not. However, there are inmates that have illegally obtained smartphones and can get access for a brief time. Inmates caught with a cell phone are subject to harsh disciplinary actions including loss of all privileges (commissary, telephone, visitation and possibly freedom because they will certainly spend the next 6-12 months in segregation in the SHU). There is a chance the inmate will catch another charge which could add upto another FIVE YEARS to their sentence, plus they are...Read more
In your My Account area after logging in, the section "Letters to Inmates" will have a record of all your paid and pending letters, photos, postcards or greeting cards.
You can, but it's a big mistake.
It can range from several months in the SHU and lost privileges to catching another charge and having time added to their current sentence.
A facility shakedown is where the inmates are sequestered in an area for hours while the guards go through the facility, cell by cell, room by room, searching for contraband. They will turn beds upside down, they go into the ceiling where there is access, they check the kitchen, bathrooms, chapel... everywhere. After they have finished, the collection of contraband is displayed in some form to show the inmates that they will eventually find everything. If they can tie anything...Read more
If someone is out on work release and gets caught bringing marijuana and a knife into the prison what is he looking at ?
A knife??? If he was on work release, he must have had a short sentence. That is likely to change. He is looking at spending a good deal of time in the SHU for starters - our guess is at least several months. Then he is going to then get transferred to a much higher security facility that what he was in. The knife is a weapon and the additional charges could get ugly. The marijuana is serious, but not...Read more
There is really no difference. They are all segregated custody from either an Administrative Order (AO) or a Disciplinary Order.(DO). The SHU is short for Special Housing Unit, Security Housing Unit or Segregated Housing Unit. and PC is "protective custody". It sounds like something happened that caused the administration to declare him for PC on an DO. We interpret this to mean he was threatened (or threatened someone else) and it is being determined is he is a safety issue in the general population....Read more
do inmates in wasco who are in the shu ever get phone privileges? how long does it take to know if you got approved to visit?
SHU inmates are restricted to ONE fifteen minute phone call per week
The RHU is the same thing as the SHU, it's all about solitary confinement. I have been in there three times in federal, you're not gonna get BS from me. I don't know about horror stories, but isolation is no picnic. What are your expectations, for someone to tell you it's great? Inmates get sent to the SHU for a variety of reasons. In most cases, it is a merited punishment for some rule violation. The more serious the infraction, the...Read more
He could be facing an additional five years, maybe ten. It will depend on his cooperation and what his record is. Work release is so close to the door, WHAT WAS HE THINKING?!?!?