Pompano Beach, FL asked in Federal Crimes, Gov & Administrative Law and Personal Injury for Oklahoma

Q: If 1prisoner is found w/drugs in fed.Prison can the warden punish the entire prison pop. by taking away all privileges?

A new warden has issued a memo that all privileges ie. Phone,email,yard,weights,visit commissary...for the ENTIRE prison if drugs are found on one person or in a common area... even if a prisoner was no where near the area or didn't know the person... is there a supreme Court ruling on community punishment?

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing

A: Best source would be the ACLU prison project. Question I'd have is have you seen this or just heard this. NOrmally it would be a violation of federal Bureau of Prisons policy but that may have changed. Again check with ACLU prison project or similar project for the Oklahoma Civil Liberites Union.

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