Last updated: September 2004
Illinois Institute for Community Law
Illinois Legal Aid Online
|Date:||Monday, September 13, 2004|
|Speakers:||James P. Chapman, Illinois Institute for Community Law
In prison cases, because of their felony convictions, the plaintiff-prisoner, as well as prisoner witnesses, lack credibility in the eyes of the jury or judge. It is imperative, as a consequence, to establish the plaintiff's case, as much as possible, from prison documents. This principle takes at least two approaches: documents that are produced and those not produced. The latter are just as important. Under prison regulations, correctional officers must generate certain types of reports when unusual incidents occur or when they enter a prison tier and so on. If those documents are not produced (they were not generated), the credibility of the officers will be affected.
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|Sample IDOC Final Summary Report||GIF||164.7KB|
|Sample IDOC Administrative Directive - Shakedowns of Inmate Living Areas||GIF||121.7KB|
|Sample Illinois Administrative Code Title 20 - Part 504||GIF||86.7KB|
|Sample IDOC Memo - Department Rule Part 504 - Discipline and Grievances||GIF||173.4KB|
|Sample Inmate Injury Report||GIF||150.9KB|
|Sample Committed Person's Grievance Report||GIF||277.1KB|
|Sample IDOC Memo - Incident Inquiry||GIF||167.1KB|
|Sample IDOC Incident Report||GIF||186.0KB|
|Sample IDOC Medical Progress Notes||GIF||133.8KB|
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