The following is information about investigations of CDCR staff misconduct, and what you can do to request an CDCR Operations Manual, section CDCR Employees Investigated, Lose Jobs for Cell Phone Smuggling of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) employees faced internal investigations Disciplinary Self-Help Litigation Manual, 2d Ed., by Dan Manville. existence of the program on paper in the form of a program manual and/or to investigate the evidence-basis of programs not only as designed, but as.

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Their letters don’t make sense. I ask repeatedly why I’m not allowed to mabual another pod or speak to other SHU inmates. In our imaginations, the man who looked to be in his mids with a smooth head and a slim build was the lead singer in an alternative rock band. Statewide, about 32 percent of SHU cells — hardly large enough for one person — are crammed with two inmates.

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It is the only piece of my prison journal — written on scraps of paper and hidden in the spines of books — that made it out. When they are, they get sent to a special psychiatric unit — where they are locked up in solitary. I can tell you that he is one of California’s most effective jailhouse lawyers.

He instructed a staff assistant to reinterview the informants who had given evidence against him. Pennington is not accused of giving or carrying out orders on behalf of any gang. It’s unclear how many states keep inmates in solitary as long as California does.


The majority, approximately 95 percent, of incarcerated laborers in California have prison maintenance jobs, such as laundry, kitchen prep, or janitorial duties. Death because it is the removal of nearly everything that characterizes humanness, living because within it you are still you. After a year of abstaining from gang activity in the SHU, an inmate will be able to get one phone call per year, a deck of cards, and the ability to spend 11 more dollars at the canteen every month.

Much of the evidence — anything provided by informants — is confidential and thus impossible to refute.

BPH Investigations – Hearing panels of the BPH request investigations on state prisoners who will be or are being considered for parole. What is unique about Pennington — if being one of thousands can be considered unique — is that he doesn’t know when, or if, he will get out of the SHU. In addition to a low-cost workforce, the businesses that contract with JVP receive tax breaks and are not responsible for providing employee benefits, such as health insurance, sick leave, or vacations.

There are hundreds of these; I keep them because I think I might read them some day. This still happens to me from time to time, especially in tight spaces. After these deductions, fines, and family support, incarcerated workers receive 20 percent of their earnings and will receive another 20 percent upon their release. Validation files on Latino inmates have included drawings of the ancient Aztec jaguar knight and Aztec war shields, and anything in the indigenous Nahuatl language, spoken by an estimated 1.


Minnesota is near the opposite end of the spectrum, holding inmates in segregation for an average term of 29 days.

Prison Labor in California State Prisons. Others make me think of what I would have eventually become. On November 19,the officer also allegedly brought contraband into the institution, including a mobile phone, tobacco, and electrical devices.

Though Josh and I were celled together after four months, Sarah remained in isolation, seeing us for only an hour a day.

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Prisoners spend an average of 7. Investigatiojs California, much of the information used to validate prisoners comes from the inmates who debrief every year, creating a revolving door where people get out of the SHU by putting others in. Once the prison’s gang investigator has gathered this evidence, it is reviewed in an administrative hearing and then sent to CDCR headquarters in Sacramento.

Those moments come, but they are not the essence of manal. When Josh Fattal and I finally came before the Revolutionary Court in Iran, we had a lawyer present, but weren’t allowed to speak to him. From to3 incarcerated workers have died and 12 have been injured. The list investiations on. Another audit examining the recidivism rates from was scheduled for In fact, this SHU pod — the only one I am allowed to see — is populated entirely by prison informants.