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Practical Guide to Inmate Discipline: Policies, Rules, Procedures

NCJ Number
W C Collins
Date Published
220 pages
This manual presents policies, rules, and procedures for inmate discipline.
Part I explains why, given U.S. Supreme Court decisions, correctional institutions should review and consider restructuring their inmate disciplinary rules. It also discusses the practical facility management issues raised by key court cases. Part II provides specific model policy language, along with detailed commentary on the practical application of each proposed disciplinary rule. To aid in facility-wide application of these suggested rules, Part III provides sample checklists and forms. These may be used as is or adapted to an institution's particular needs. Part IV is a hands-on guide for personnel who work with inmate disciplinary rules and hearings daily, especially institution staff responsible for presiding over disciplinary hearings still subject to the U.S. Supreme Court's "Wolff" decision. This section explains the basis for the various due-process requirements relevant to inmate discipline; it describes how those requirements should be implemented to produce sound, legally defensible results. Practical tips for hearing officers are highlighted throughout. This section is designed for staff training and is also available separately from the publisher as a paperbound booklet. A topical index is referenced to part and page numbers.