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Inmates are frustrated and most lack any hope for the future, so they frown a lot. It doesn't mean that they are inherently angry, they're just in a tough situation and if you have to do time with them, you just need to know who are the ones to stay away from.Read more
Yes, SMART (Stress Management and Rehabilitation Training) is a prison-based program designed to teach inmates how to manage their stress, aggression, and trauma, building a foundation for a new life. The SMART objective is to make a life-transforming difference in the lives of all people within the criminal justice system, by teaching skills for reducing stress, healing trauma, and providing practical knowledge of how to handle one’s emotions, live to one’s highest potential and contribute to society. SMART aims to reduceRead more
Yes, you should do that. Ask to speak to the unit secretary, the couselor, the case manager or the wardenRead more
There are no limits to the length of a lockdown. The warden is the final decision-maker when the lockdown is lifted. The warden only answers to the head of the BOP. The BOP only answers to the DOJ and inmates do not have any "rights" except the right to privacy as it relates to their visitation list, phone list and commissary money spent.Read more
They are in serious trouble, probably a 20 year or more sentence and a lifetime of dealing with the sexual predator label.Read more
Uh oh! That was not a good idea. When they catch him, he will be sent to a higher security prison and will get none of the privileges he was getting prior to this bone-headed "escape", which is how the government will see it.Read more
Lockdown means that the compound is essentially "locked-down" from normal operations. There are no visits, no phone privileges, no commissary. Just 24/7; locked in their cells. It becomes a stressful environment for the days, weeks or sometimes months of "punishment" until it is lifted. Inmates do still receive mail.Read more
Group punishment for some bad act that occurred.Read more
Ther prisons do not share any information about the reasons for anything that goes on inside the walls. Unless the issue leaks out from an inmate that shared it with their loved ones, no news gets outRead more
This is a Special Housing Unit also known as the SHU. Typically they are in segregation, outside of the general population for a variety of reasons - none of which are particularly good.Read more