You work for State Bureau of Prisons in Office of the Inspector General and have been asked to review allegations of several correctional officers at your state prison. 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:
He and the other inmates were falsely charged.
The earlier interviews and hearing involving him and the other inmates were conducted by the warden and the chief correctional officer.
You are aware of this practice but have no evidence. You suspect abuse and misconduct on the part of administrative and correctional officers.
I need to analyze the following items and need some help on what to do!
The ethical issues at stake and whether there is an ethical violation of the legal code.
How you will decide the case based on the facts of the case and your research.
How you will justify your decision based on the facts of the case and your research.
Apart from the analysis, create a two to three paragraph memo for your direct supervisor that describes the following:
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? describe in detail if and why you would:
Go to the warden's supervisor or someone in the State Bureau of Corrections.
Let the issue go and ignore things from this point onward.