California Correction Officer Trainer
In which of the following situations is an inmate entitled to have his rights read to him?
When performing day-to-day correctional institution activities such as head counts or cell searches for contraband, you are not required to read an inmate his rights. Undercover officers posing as inmates are not required to reveal their activities. However, if an inmate is separated from the rest of the inmate population and interrogated about criminal activity, this is considered an interrogation, and the inmate is entitled to a reading of his rights before the interrogation begins.
Which of the following conditions would NOT necessitate extra precautions to protect the health of officers and fellow inmates when dealing with inmates?
Cancer is not contagious or infectious. All of the other health conditions listed can potentially spread to others, so proper precautions must be taken to protect the officers' and other inmates' health. Your institution's policies and procedures for dealing with such situations will be detailed.
What is the primary purpose of inmate disciplinary actions?
The primary purpose of disciplinary action is to keep the institution in order. It should never be used to exact vengeance or "teach someone a lesson." Furthermore, while disciplinary action is not intended to rehabilitate inmates, such rehabilitation may occur in some inmates as a result of keeping order.
If an officer has religious objections to homosexuality, he may legally refuse to touch a homosexual inmate.
What is the function of a shadow board?
Tools can be used as weapons against officers or other inmates, as well as to aid in an escape attempt. As a result, they are stored on wall boards, with an outline of each tool drawn around its storage location. When a tool goes missing, it is immediately apparent.
How frequently should keys, tools, and other items be inventoried?
Each officer is responsible for his keys, tools, and equipment while on duty. They must be accounted for at the start and end of each shift in order to be tracked. If something is missing, the supervisor must be informed immediately. An officer should never sign off on a false short count.
What is the maximum number of times an inmate may meet with his attorney per month?
The right to counsel is a fundamental constitutional right that cannot be violated by correctional institutions. This does not imply that an inmate can compel a jail or prison to allow him to meet with his attorney at 3:00 a.m. every day for hours on end on a regular basis. However, there may be times when an inmate needs to spend a significant amount of time with his attorney, and institutions cannot impose arbitrary policies that interfere, such as a monthly meeting limit.How frequently should keys, tools, and other items be inventoried?