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My friend is in prison and is soon to get out after a 10 year

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My friend is in prison and is soon to get out after a 10 year sentence for being convicted of drug dealing/ according to him he has had no major infractions while incarcerated in the prison system and has been a model prisoner. He was in a program where he was allowed to work outside the prison as a landscaper with other prisoners on a work crew. Two weeks ago he was transferred to a new work crew with people that he was unfamiliar with; after his usual work shift two prison guards accused him of having contraband/tabbacco/ perhaps marijuana and showed him photos of the items he was accused of having but not the items themselves. The prison has since thrown him into a solitary confinement cell for over two weeks now and guards keep interogating him. My friend has no idea whose contraband is being held in solitary confinement without any representation or ability to use a telephone to contact a lawyer - but I am not sure what his rights are.....please advise. He is being held in Washington State near Seattle at an institution called Airway Heights Correction Center in Airway Heights, Wa. 99001
Thank you for any advice, LM Dawnes
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 4 years ago.
Unfortunately, prison discipline is not like being arrested by the police, he does not get a lawyer, they are not charging him with a crime, they are charging him with a breach of prison rules and there is no entitlement legally to an attorney or even a hearing. Unfortunately, he has no right to anything other than an appeal to the warden.

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