I might be facing time and was wondering how I would be classified for custody level if i was honest about my sexual identity. Can anyone provide me any guidance?
i have no idea, but suggest you go to this website and call classification and ask if they even gather this information. http://www.dc.state.fl.us/orginfo/cophone.html good luck.
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Depends what you're hoping for while incarcerated. Not sure it makes any difference really. This is something you should discuss with your attorney and/or the Department of Corrections.
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This is not a criminal defense question; It is an administrative / regulatory / classification question, and no lawyer can tell you what FL-DOC will or will not do with you as an inmate.
If you want to increase your odds at getting a competent answer then you should ask the only folks who can provide you an answer, to wit: the Florida Department of Corrections, Classification Bureau. For your convenience I have attached a link to their website below.
Please see: http://www.dc.state.fl.us/pub/annual/9899/ci_classification.html
As an aside, While no one can control where DOC places you, I suggest that you be completely honest with them in this process. If you are placed in an uncomfortable situation and have lied during the classification process then you will bear a degree of responsibility for your own predicament.
I hope that I have been helpful in answering your question.
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The custody level would have nothing to do with sexual identity. The best thing to do is speak with a classification officer or a few of them, I suppose.
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Most prisons have sensitive needs housing. During your intake process, you may want to be upfront with staff so that you can be placed in a safe environment.
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