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What evidence have the individuals produced which they suggest proves you received letters and photos from an inmate?
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They showed me copies of letters and a photograph and a copy of a letter addressed to me...but I never received them.
I see. If the individuals are making false statements about you, either written or verbal, which they should know are false and which causes injury to your reputation, you can pursue a claim against them for defamation typically.Mail tampering may involve a federal crime, so you could report that to the local FBI offices, but to recover compensation for damages you have suffered, a civil suit for defamation would normally be appropriate.It would be best to retain a local employment law attorney who can appear at the hearing on your behalf on Friday since they could make your best case for reinstatement or avoiding termination typically. After consulting with you, the attorney may also decide to communicate a demand to the individuals who are making the false statements about you in an effort to get them to retract their statements and apologize in order to avoid litigation if possible.Here is a link which sets out the elements to prove defamation for your reference:http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/defamation
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I cannot afford an attorney at the present time. How do I defend myself against this malicious lie?
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