You work for the State Bureau of Prisons in the Office of the Inspector General as an attorney and have been asked to review two key issues involving several correctional officers at your state prison and the conduct of the attorney assigned to represent these officers.
The officers claim that several inmates assaulted them and caused them bodily harm. Such an assault automatically mandates an additional two years to the inmates’ prison term should the allegations prove to be true.
During the interviews and subsequent hearing surrounding the allegations, one of the inmates makes the following arguments:
You are aware of this practice but have no evidence. You suspect abuse and misconduct on the part of the prison administration and correctional officers.
Write a 4- to 5-page report in Microsoft Word document analyzing:
Correctional Officer Misconduct Memo
If you find there was misconduct on the part of the warden and the correctional officers and they are not disciplined, what would be your next step? Explain in detail if and why you would:
For more information on the standard of conduct of prison employees, visit the following website and enter the keyword: Code of Ethics
For more information on the sanctions for misconduct, visit the following websites:
The attorney retained to assist the correctional officers in the correctional officer misconduct case has now been charged with making inappropriate, frivolous, disparaging, and disrespectful remarks about you and your legal team. Your colleague even accused you and your colleagues of misrepresenting facts and tampering with case documents. In fact, your colleague has often been considered incompetent by other attorneys at in your office. He has a drinking problem and often neglects to prepare proper documentation for his cases. There have also been previous complaints about his behavior and demeanor.
Analyze the situation and include your analysis in a 4- to 5-page report in Microsoft Word document for the disciplinary committee. In your report, include the following details:
For further information on the ABA Standards of Conduct, visit the following websites:
For further information on ABA Disciplinary Actions, visit the following websites:
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