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Cigarettes have been largely banned across all prison and jail types. Federal outlawed them over 10 years ago and the states and county jails have mostly followed suit. As we write this, we cannot find any that still allow them. BUT, that doesn't mean that the inmates have stopped smoking. Cigarettes are sold inside for $2.00 each, the penalty for getting caught is a few days in the SHU.Read more
You can call he facility and ask to speak to the counselor. They will tell you how our inmate is "behaving".Read more
We don't think our answer would be anything but a guess. The honor farm is the best level of custody for an inmate and something must have triggered a classification change and lose that sweet job set-up. There might have been an accusation against him that was proven false... which would explain him going back and forth between details. Or, he might have gone to court and needed a change of location to facilitate it... it could be so many things. ButRead more
The only way tofind this out is if the inmate tells you the truth. No one in the institution is supposed to breech an inmate's right to privacy. What you want to know is protected, that's why you should ask your fiance. Parole status change means that he is further away from, not closer to the door (probably a result of this incident).Read more
It means that they are in protective custody, special housing unit, the SHU - it is segregation from general population, 24/7 lockdown (3 hours per week for rec). This can be for either administrative or disciplinary reasons.Read more
After the fight, the participants are taken to the SHU (the hole). They get a hearing from the Disciplinary Hearing Officer (DHO). The DHO is lawyer, judge and jury. The inmate may call one character witness (in my case i used the CO who ran my work detail). The decision is instant and the penalty is immediately enforced. Fighting, depending on the severity of injuries, if any, or property damaged will weigh into the penalty phase. They could lose visitation,Read more
Not good. Shu for months, loss of good time, then transfer from facility to higher custody level - much harder time going forward, loss of all privileges and maybe catch a new charge or two.Read more
Hair dye is a minor infraction especially in a camp, but contraband is a loosely used term in the incident reports. Contraband can be a weapon, drugs, obvious signs of operating a business, gambling records or ANYTHING not on the comissary list. Hair dye seems almost like a nuisance charge, we wonder whose bad-side did your husband get on. Our guess is that the SHU stay will be no more than two weeks and he might have some limitations on commissary purchasesRead more
LOP is "loss of privileges". If he was moved, it was probably to a disciplinary or special housing unit (SHU) within his complex detention unit (CDU). The loss of privileges could include limited or no visitation, limited or no phone or limited or no commissary. The length of time will stem from the charges and results of his hearing.Read more
Refusing to take a urine test is considered "disobeying a direct order". This is viewed as "major" because without some sort of order in the prison, the staff would totally lose control. The punishment is as severe as it can be to hold out as an example to others thinking about UA refusal. He will get placed in Disciplinary Segregation, also known as the SHU, the Special Housing Unit, solitary confinement, or the "hole". There, he will be in aRead more