How Much Do You Know About Disciplinary Segregation Of Inmates?

25 Questions | Total Attempts: 30

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Segregation is a process in which inmates are shifted in special units separately from the general population. The Bureau of Prisons has classified segregation into two types as Disciplinary and Administrative Detention. This quiz has been designed to test your knowledge and make you aware of the rules, rights and code of conduct of prisoners/ inmates in a prison. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Security and visual observation checks shall take place every ___________ in Disciplinary Detention.
    • A. 

      15 minutes

    • B. 

      30 minutes

    • C. 

      45 minutes

    • D. 

      60 minutes

  • 2. 
    Which of the following are true in regard to records maintained in Disciplinary Detention: I.    The inmate's name; II.   The inmate's number; III.  The date of admission; IV.  The type of infraction leading to Disciplinary Detention; V.   The expiration date of Disciplinary Detention; and VI.  Any special problems, such as medical, behavioural, etc.
    • A. 

      I, II, IV, V, AND VI

    • B. 

      II, III, IV, V, AND VI

    • C. 

      I, III, IV, V, AND VI

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    Each adult county correctional facility Administrator shall be responsible to develop written internal management procedures for the safe, secure and orderly operation of Disciplinary Detention and for setting forth the ratio of custody staff members to inmates.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    At no time in Disciplinary Detention shall more than two inmates at a time be out of his or her cell.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    All inmates in Disciplinary Detention must be strip searched any time they enter or leave the Disciplinary Detention.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Which of the following are true in regard to disciplinary detention: I.   Inmates shall not receive correspondence  II.  Inmates shall be provided with visits III. Inmates shall be provided with telephone opportunities IV. Inmates shall be provided with legal visits and legal telephone calls when authorized
    • A. 

      I

    • B. 

      II

    • C. 

      III

    • D. 

      IV

  • 7. 
    While in disciplinary detention inmates shall recreation outside the cells for at least seven hours per week, unless security or safety considerations dictate otherwise.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    An inmate may be placed in Protective Custody only with the approval of the adult county correctional facility Administrator or designee.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The Classification Committee shall review involuntary Protective Custody placements within _____________.  At the involuntary Protective Custody review the inmate ___________ the opportunity to appear personally before the Classification Committee.  The Classification Committee shall provide the inmate with a written notice of the committee's decision and a summary of the evidence relied upon.
    • A. 

      Five days, shall be given

    • B. 

      Seven days, shall not be given

    • C. 

      Seven days, shall be given

    • D. 

      Five days, shall not be given

  • 10. 
    Each inmate in Protective Custody shall be reviewed every ________ by the Classification Committee.
    • A. 

      60 days

    • B. 

      45 days

    • C. 

      30 days

    • D. 

      15 days

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is true in regard to protective custody: I.   If the Committee and Administrator are satisfied that there is no known danger to the inmate's well-being an inmate who has voluntarily signed himself or herself into Protective Custody may sign himself or herself out upon completion of a release form.  II.   An inmate who has been placed in Protective Custody involuntarily may be released by the adult county correctional facility Administrator or designee upon recommendation by the Classification Committee when they are satisfied that the conditions giving rise to the inmate's placement in Protective Custody have abated or no longer exist. III.  A release form that is signed by the adult county correctional facility Administrator and the inmate shall be placed in the inmate's classification folder.  
    • A. 

      All of the above

    • B. 

      I AND II

    • C. 

      II AND III

    • D. 

      I AND III

  • 12. 
    Upon making a tour of the Special Housing Unit you observe two inmates out on a tier comingling.  Upon questioning the officers they state to you that both inmates are in Protective Custody Status.  You inform them that under 10A:31-18.5 no inmate shall be prohibited from entering the Protective Custody area at any time while another inmate is out.  Your actions are correct.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is true: I.   All Protective Custody inmates shall be escorted by at least two custody staff members any time the inmate or inmates leave the Protective Custody area II.  All inmates in Protective Custody shall be searched when entering and leaving the Protective Custody area.
    • A. 

      None of the above

    • B. 

      I

    • C. 

      II

    • D. 

      I AND II

  • 14. 
    There shall be no limit on the amount of outgoing or incoming correspondence an inmate may send or receive.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Indigent inmates shall be provided with postage and stationery enabling the inmates to send at least _____ letters of general correspondence per _______.
    • A. 

      Three, month

    • B. 

      Six, month

    • C. 

      Six, week

    • D. 

      Three, week

  • 16. 
    Which are true according to 10A:31-19.3 Processing mail: I.   The weekly collection, handling and distribution of inmate mail shall be done by authorized staff personnel only. II.  Outgoing correspondence shall not be held within the adult county correctional facility more than 24 hours, except on weekends, holidays or during emergency incidents. III. Incoming correspondence shall be delivered to the inmate within 24 hours after it has been received at the facility except when precluded by an emergency incident.
    • A. 

      All of the above

    • B. 

      I AND II

    • C. 

      II AND III

    • D. 

      I AND III

  • 17. 
    Only the facility administrator may prohibit or withhold an inmate's mail if it falls within one of the following categories specified within 10A:31-19.4 Disapproved content.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    All incoming correspondence and packages shall be opened and inspected by designated adult county correctional facility staff for cash, checks, money orders, disapproved content but only in the presence of the inmate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Which of the following are true in regard to contraband and disapproved: I.     Contraband and disapproved content shall be removed from incoming correspondence II.    The inmate shall be notified concerning the items removed and the disposition of the contraband III.   The inmate shall receive appropriate disciplinary charges for the contraband IV.  Contraband and disapproved content shall be fully described in the rules and regulations
    • A. 

      All of the above

    • B. 

      I, II, AND III

    • C. 

      II, III, AND IV

    • D. 

      I, II, AND IV

  • 20. 
    Incoming inmate correspondence may never be read.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Outgoing correspondence shall be reviewed by staff to determine the sender. When permitted, if the sender of the correspondence cannot be identified, the correspondence can be destroyed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Outgoing correspondence shall never be opened or inspected.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Incoming legal correspondence shall be opened and inspected by designated adult county correctional facility staff only ______________ .
    • A. 

      In the presence of the inmate

    • B. 

      When there is evidence that contraband exists

    • C. 

      With the approval of the area superviosr

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 24. 
    The cost of mailing legal correspondence for indigent inmates shall extend to: I.   Registered mail; II.  First Class or standard postage III. Certified mail; IV. Insured mail.
    • A. 

      I

    • B. 

      II

    • C. 

      III

    • D. 

      IV

  • 25. 
    Which of the following are true in regard to legal mail: I.    Inmates shall be responsible for notifying his or her correspondents of the change of address II.   All incoming legal correspondence shall be forwarded to the correctional facility to which the inmate has been transferred for a six month period III.  Any legal correspondence received after the time period established shall be destroyed. IV.  An inmate who is sending legal correspondence out of the adult county correctional facility shall be responsible for clearly marking "legal mail" on the front and back of the envelope
    • A. 

      All of the above

    • B. 

      I AND II

    • C. 

      II AND III

    • D. 

      I AND IV