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SHIT YOU BETTER KNOW IN ORDER TO SURVIVE ADCRR: Lesson
"HOW TO BEAT AN ADCRR RAP, EVEN IF THE SHIT YOU'RE ACCUSED OF IS TRUE."
You all read that correctly. And this is not referring to inmates. It refers to staff. Inmates already know what I'm about to tell you and use it to beat disciplinary raps using the same system.
You can beat a 601 investigation, even if you're guilty, if you pay attention to the time tested tactics I'm putting down on this post.
There is only one small exception and that is, if the action is heinous and on video, you're done. In that case, they don't even have to place you under a 601, just fire you.
However, other than that, most 601 investigations suck shit and are so inebtly put together, that beating them down is a piece of cake.
Whenever you are served with a 601, you have 5 days to respond. Before you respond, open up the 601 policy (you all have access to it) and get a yellow highlighter. Go line by line through the policy and when you come to a part that administration failed to do, highlight that part.
Start with the 601 page they handed you and signed for. You'll see that it has the following elements that administration is famous for fucking up, sometimes knowingly, betting you won't even notice and they're usually right in assuming that, because most staff are terrified, and don't pay attention:
- Date of Inquiry
- Date served
- Date of occurrence
- Date Occurrence was discovered
You'll see that by policy, administration has five days to serve you once it was discovered.
Now go check the info in the front page again. Is the date served within the 5 days of occurrence? It seldom is and in some cases, these doorjam administrators will wait up to 3 months to serve you, hoping you won't contest the dates, and most don't. The worst part is, that AIU shouldn't even issue them a case number if it's out of time frames, and yet they still do.
Why, do you ask, would they do such a thing? Go read my other lessons to get the full answer, but in a nutshell, it's because the department will do whatever it has to do, to exonerate themselves. Also, because sometimes, they're just that ignorant of policy themselves. If you don't believe that, you're in the wrong business. If the date served exceeds the 5 days of occurrence discovered, it is out of time frames and you should politely tell them to shove it up their asses.
- Check that it has a case number. If it doesn't, it's not a real investigation and demand that they get a case number, especially if you find that the inquiry is out of time frames as discussed above.
- next, check the body of questions asked. The dates and times must be correct.
- check everything, even the spelling of your name and EIN number. If it's not, it is evidence that they're not paying attention and you can thrash them when you answer the questions. You can inform them at that time that they misspelled your name, fucked up your EIN number and that they are out of time frames. You should also explain that if they can't follow there own policies, how the fuck can they enforce it. Even ask, how the fuck did AIU not catch this, and why would they even give them a number.
Inmates use the same tactics to beat down any disciplinary you may issue them if you commit the same blunders. Convicts also open up the policy and highlight all of your fuckups, to include wrong DOC numbers and dates, and get their tickets dismissed on the same technicalities.
This is not a complete course on beating down accusations but you should now get the picture, 10-4?
Back to the beginning of this post: get a highlighter and start highlighting any step that they fucked up.
If you get even one, and you will, you can beat down that 601. If the administrators then tell you "Policy is just a guideline and subject to interpretation!", that's your clue that they're trying to hose you down with bullshit.
They can't have their cake and eat it too!
In case your wondering, I never lost a grievance back when I was a coordinator for AZCOPS. I also didn't lose a grievance when I worked for director Schriro, and I sure as fuck don't lose them now.
The above shit is how I did it and still do it.
Read policy. Find the mistakes. Shove them down their throats.
This information, however, is not a get out of jail free card. It doesn't mean you can all go do what you want.
It is especially most relevant to those who are accused falsely, as is usually the case.
In that case, use this information like you're Felix the Cat, the wonderful, wonderful cat, who whenever he gets in a fix, he reaches into his bag of
And that is what policy knowledge is: a bag of tricks.
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