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An inmate in the SHU is limited to one phone call per week. They are not allowed access to messaging. This is when postcards become an inmate's best friend.Read more
Life in the SHU is no fun. There is literally no limit to the amount of time they can hold an inmate in solitary confinement. They can receive mail but might be limited to only one 15-minute phone call per week, limited commissary choices and maybe no visits. It is up to the lieutenant to decide how long.Read more
There is no set amount of time. It could be a couple of weeks to over a year depending on the severity of the offenses and if the inmate was contrite about what they did. When I got to FCI Miami, they put me in the SHU for a week. I did time with a guy that was caught with a cellphone and was already there nine months when i arrived. He was there a few more months and IRead more
Inmates can be placed in the SHU for a variety of reasons. there are two designations, one Administrative and the other Disciplinary. If he was put in Administrative Segregation, it could be for their own protection if there is a credible threat. The other is if the rules were broken. He might have been in a situation where he didn't do anything but gets locked up for "investigation", and won't get released into the general population until there is aRead more
We have never heard that before. Some county jails charge a per-day fee for staying in their facility. They charge for medical treatment, too. BUT, they do not have the power to fine an inmate for not doing something. They can be sent to the SHU, also known as the "hole" which is solitary confinement.Read more
The federal intake usually starts with a short bid in the SHU. The reasons they use vary from "missing paperwork", "bed shortage", "custody level adjustment" to name a few. I was designated to a camp and had to sit in the SHU for two weeks until they decided it was time for me to report to the camp. It was not fun and I was very happy when they released me into the gen pop.Read more
Yes, the CDU or Complex Detention Unit is essentially segregation housing. There are two types of this unit, one is for disciplinary and the other is administrative. Disciplinary segregation, referred to by prisoners as “the hole,” is applied as a short-term punishment for breaking prison rules. Most prison units have a CDU which is reserved for this purpose. By contrast, administrative segregation is based on administrative rationale. The Department of Corrections has almost total discretion over these administrative decisions, most importantly a prisoner’sRead more
It would appear that your boyfriend got an incident report for some sort of internal violation for most likely possession of contraband. It could be a cellphone, drugs or something on the banned list. The penalty is disciplinary confinement which is the "hole", the SHU, or segregated housing used as punishment. It means limited contact with other inmates and limited privileges like no phone calls, no visitation or limited personal property.Read more
It depends on the quantity and the substance. It also depends on how it was brought in. The guards will want to know how they were smuggled in and who helped. If the inmate is cooperative, then the penalty might be a few weeks in the SHU. If they don't cooperate, there might be actual charges where time could be added to their sentence, new release date and definitely they would be transferred far away from home so that visitation would beRead more