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Agency Scheme: 
Hearing Level: Basic Structure
Name of Hearing Office (local name): 
Bureau of Prisons
Name of Hearing Office (global name): 
Department of Justice: Bureau of Prisons
Hearing Officer #1 (Title): 
Hearing Administrator
Are administrative appeals permitted from final decisions at the hearing-level stage?: 
Yes (All Types of Cases)
PROCESS & PROCEDURE - General Information
Are private parties permitted to have representation at hearings?: 
Yes (All Types of Cases)
Who may serve as a private party representative?: 
Regulations/rules of practice for hearings (please include CFR citations): 
28 CFR 541.41 - 541.45
PROCESS & PROCEDURE - Pre-Hearing Procedure
Is discovery permitted by either party at the hearing-level stage?: 
Does the hearing officer have subpoena authority?: 
Are ex parte contacts prohibited?: 
Are parties provided notice of hearing?: 
Yes (All Types of Cases)
PROCESS & PROCEDURE - Hearing Procedure
What types of hearings are permitted at the hearing-level stage?: 
Please provide the approximate percentage of each type of hearing relative to the total number of hearings (FY2013)
How is the type of hearing selected: 
Required by Rule
How many hearing officers preside at each hearing?: 
Is witness testimony permitted at hearings?: 
Can third-parties submit amicus briefs and/or evidence?: 
PROCESS & PROCEDURE - Post-Hearing Procedure
Who typically drafts the decision at the hearing-level stage?: 
Adjudication Officer
Who has authority to issue final decisions?: 
Program Official
If "Other," please specify: 
Final decision after review of the Hearing Administrator's decision and any materials submitted by the inmate appealing the Hearing Administrator's decision is made by an Executive Panel consisting of the Regional Director of the regional where the control unit is located and the Assistant Director of the Correctional Programs Division.
Do agency regulations or guidance provide time limits for issuance of final decisions?: 
Yes (All Types of Cases)
If "Yes," please specify these time limit(s): 
The Panel shall accept or reject the Hearing Administrator's decision within 30 working days of its receipt, unless for good cause there is reason for delay. 28 CFR 541.45.
Is judicial review available after issuance of a final decision?: 
PROCESS & PROCEDURE - Case Management
Does the agency permit web-based electronic filing of hearing-related briefs or other documents?: 
Are final decisions published and/or posted on the agency website?: 
Do agency regulations/rules of practice specify the contents of the administrative record at the hearing-level stage?: 
Do agency regulations/rules of practice provide for closure of the record at the hearing-level stage (subject to applicable exce: 
Comments/Notes on Hearing-Level Adjudicators (Optional): 
The Hearing Administrator shall have the following qualifications: (1) Correctional experience, including institutional work with inmates, processing of inmate disciplinary actions, significant institutional experience in observing and evaluating inmate adjustment and disruptive behavior, and knowledge of the options available in the Bureau of Prisons for dealing with such conduct; (2) Lack of former personal involvement in an Institution Discipline Committee action involving the particular inmate in incident(s) referred; and (3) Familiarity with Bureau of Prisons policies and operations, including the criteria for placement of inmates in different institutions and in a control unit. 28 CFR 541.42
ADR: General Information
Is ADR available at one or more points during the hearing process?: 
Verified by Agency: 
Not verified