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9:30 a.m. - The Segregation Review Board

Following the morning debriefing, the Segregation Review Board convened. The first cases reviewed were those of the prisoners taken to segregation for making derogatory remarks after the assault of Mike Boileau. Mr. Barry had been segregated the day after the assault on Mr. Boileau. He had been late for work and, when challenged by a staff member, remarked, "Maybe more of you guys should get it." Mike Csoka, the correctional supervisor for segregation, informed the Board that Mr. Barry had apologized and admitted it was a stupid remark. The Board agreed that he should be returned to the population.

Mr. Slater, who had been taken to segregation immediately after the incident, had told Mr. Csoka he thought it was a sex offender who had been assaulted and not a staff member. Although Mr. Csoka did not buy this story, he advised the Board that Mr. Slater had agreed to write a personal letter of apology to Mr. Boileau. The Board agreed that he also should be released to the population.

The Board was advised there had been a mix-up regarding Mr. Elgin, a third prisoner taken to segregation. Although staff had initially thought he was involved in making derogatory remarks, it turned out that this was not the case. The charges that had been written up against Mr. Elgin would be withdrawn. That left two other prisoners, Mr. Humphries and Mr. Badari. In Mr. Humphries' case, it was determined that since there was some uncertainty about whether he had made the remarks attributed to him, it would not be appropriate to interfere with his day parole plans. The Board agreed that Mr. Humphries should be released from segregation.

Mr. Csoka advised the Board that Mr. Badari was the only one of the men who had fought with the staff when being taken up to segregation, and that he understood Mr. Badari was being considered for an involuntary transfer to Kent. This version contrasted with what I had previously heard, that it was Mr. Badari who, while handcuffed, had been pushed against the barriers by the staff. The Board determined that Mr. Badari would remain in segregation pending a decision on whether an involuntary transfer would be initiated.

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