New York, NY asked in Criminal Law for New York

Q: why do SHU rules vary from jail to jail? Definition of wk varies from superintendent to superintendent, what to do?

Asked via mail permission for two day visit in SHU due to my disability, lack of resources, and distance of visit over 8 hours. Visited DOCS website that stated in directive visit was once per wk. I went on a Fri stayed in hotel and came on a Mon was turned away, told that directives vary from prison to prison. I think it was done on purpose as I had nothing but rude comments and abusive behavior from CO's is that true, can each state prison make their own rules? Is a wk 7 days why doesn't the website clearly state that? What to do?

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Arkady Bukh
Arkady Bukh
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: They can vary their hours, but they should be posted online or given if you phone and ask for them. You should try to speak with someone there about arranging a visit.

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