My friend was assaulted, robbed, and threatened after he was arraigned, it looks like he's facing jail time now. Is there a way to segregate him from the general public or another measure to prevent him from interracting with the other inmates? He committed a non-violent crime, but one that can get him in lots of trouble (downloading and distributing child p).
Depending on his background, offense, sentence and other factors, he might be sent to a prison with a less violent class of prisoners. Also, many prisons have protective custody units. He should ask his attorney about this.
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In NYS they have protective custody if your friend would be at risk. It is used sometimes when law enforcement employees are arrested for example. Have your friend discuss the matter with an experienced lawyer.
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His attorney should request that he be placed in protective custody.
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There may be hope. He can ask via petition to be housed in isolation or protective custody.
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