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Old 03-05-2017, 12:09 AM
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Can each warden make up thier own rules conflickting with the law ?
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The short answer is no. However, a warden's duty to their facility may allow them to interpret regulations in a way that provides or increases safety for inmates and staff.

Is there a specific example you'd like to ask about? It might help us answer more effectively.
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No. Wardens are not lawmakers. They cannot impose extra laws on prisoners. If you feel that Correctional Officer misconduct has occurred then you should report your findings to the Florida Inspector General's office. As they have no choice but to investigate claims.

Just make sure that you've done your homework so far as facts go. Times, dates, names, incidents, etc. If your inmate loved one has an​ accusation, always ask if they were in an area camera accessible. If so, ask they write down the approximate date, time and officer's surname​ who was on shift.

I'm right now in the works of dealing with officer misconduct regarding Securus calls being terminated for pure ishts and giggles... Additionally with the FTC for violation of facility contracts with Securus, relating to financial losses of consumers. I contacted the COO's office of Securus and was told (after lots of prodding) that facility staff monitor the calls and can terminate based "as they deem necessary." If anything is awry, communicate through legal mail. Always remember that unlike your "inmate," you are not incarcerated and your loved one is an extension of you, regardless of their incarceration status.

Good luck.

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Please, always speak to the prisoner before you go over a wardens head. Please remember s/he must live AND SURVIVE there.

Wardens don't make the law. They don't even create the 33s, the rules and procedures each state facility (as well as private run) must go by.

However, don't think for a second that their word doesn't count.

Unless it's egregious, he probably has the final decision and they are going to back the man they chose to do the job.

But, I'm really curious as to what law you think one has broken....please share.

I'm not saying you have a lost cause, I just really need to know more detail.
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I was curious mainly because I see differant degrees of each prisons facilty level
it would seem the facilies with lesser levels would not be as strict
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I was curious mainly because I see differant degrees of each prisons facilty level
it would seem the facilies with lesser levels would not be as strict
Those levels have nothing to do with the atmosphere of the prison and whether it's more laid back or not.

Each prisoner has a housing level determined by a slew of different factors such as severity of his convicted crime, physical and mental history as well as his disciplinary record.

A level 3 prison won't house an HO5 prisoner but, you may find HO1's in a level 3 prison. They all have to follow the rules and procedures in the 33's.

But, the atmosphere (degree to which those rules and regs are enforced) largely depends on the administration from the Warden on down to the Officer in Charge of that dorm for the day.

I know this seems as I've contradicted myself....but, that's the glory of all government, interpretation by a free thinking human.
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