Denver's AdSeg Procedures: Read 'Em & Weep
But The Reality Is Even Scarier
Well, when one is talking about Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice ---- one is talking Testosterone.
AND of course interactions between people get very interesting very quickly.
Further, it's really not that uncommon that so-called "procedures" in closed environments with little oversight are not that closely followed. Even Denver's Independent Monitor has less real authority than Colorado's Protection & Advocacy System for People with Disabilities to pursue remedies, etc.
It's really unfortunate since so many of the people in the Denver Detention Center by the Sheriff's own admission have mental illness.
Well guess who Administrative Segregation is often used against -- people with mental illness.
Further, Denver doesn't limit this to the worst of the worst -- this is available as a punishment for all 4 classes of offenses, although procedures provide that the time decrease based on the offense.
However, inmates say the procedures aren't followed anyway, specifically inmates are supposed to get notice and opportunity for a hearing -- and inmates say that's NOT happening.
The State no longer has Administrative Segregation of people with mental illness in prisons and those are people who have already been convicted of crimes.
THE BOTTOM LINE: WE SHOULDN'T HAVE ADMINISTRATIVE SEGREGATION OF PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS IN JAILS.
(See Classes of Offenses beginning @ Page 8)