Discipline Program Defense and Appeals

We will first advise you of how the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ disciplinary process works so if you are ever charged with misconduct — and most federal prisoners are — you will know what to expect and what to do.

We will ensure you understand what to do when called to the lieutenant’s office, which is the first step in the disciplinary process. From there, we will kick into high gear and collect information from you, research all applicable policy and federal regulations, and promptly draft a statement to use at the Unit Discipline Committee (UDC) or Discipline Hearing Officer (DHO) hearing which will present your position. We will request applicable witnesses and documentary evidence, and/or present witness statements and documentary evidence.

Inmate disciplinary appeals is a Zoukis Prisoner Resources special practice area. In the last several years we have overturned over 50 adverse UDC and DHO findings.

If you are found guilty  — and virtually all are in the BOP — we will research and draft all appropriate appeals, providing you with a ready-to-submit appeal to the appropriate agency official.

Contact us for more information on how we can help you with the federal disciplinary program.