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Prison Disciplinary Proceedings: What to Inform Your Clients

As part of my role as a prison litigator and advocate, I review a number of Incident Reports and Disciplinary Hearing Officer (DHO) Reports every month.  Most of the time I do a quick once over to advise fellow federal prisoners if they have good cause to appeal a disciplinary finding or to advise them

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Prison Disciplinary Proceedings: Remaining Silent

Prison disciplinary work is a staple of my practice.  There will always be someone who has recently received an incident report for violating a prison disciplinary regulation, and many will seek counsel as to how to defend against the proceedings.  Truth be told, I like this sort of work.  It allows me to think outside

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Prison Disciplinary Hearings: Lack of Notice, a Valuable Defense

The vast majority of inmates incarcerated within the Federal Bureau of Prisons will one day face a disciplinary proceeding.  These proceedings could be the result of a serious allegation of misconduct (e.g., fighting or brewing alcohol) or a less serious allegation (e.g., feeding the birds, or not making a bed).  Regardless of what the alleged

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How to Defend Against Federal Bureau of Prisons Disciplinary Proceedings

By Christopher Zoukis The vast majority of inmates within the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) will eventually find themselves the focus of a disciplinary proceeding.  This is because BOP disciplinary policy includes everything from the seemingly inconsequential to the criminal.  In fact, federal inmates are known to receive incident reports for actions which they weren’t

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