Prison disciplinary proceedings are a way of life for those incarcerated in America’s prisons. This is because the various departments of corrections have a smorgasbord of applicable infractions that, unfortunately, are often applied inconsistently. Thus, the majority of inmates will eventually find themselves the subject of a prison discipline proceeding. When this occurs, they need to know what to do and how to defend themselves. Locating witnesses and obtaining effective written witness statements are vital components of an effective defensive strategy.