E-447 – Corrections Law
Primary emphasis is upon the judicial interface with institutional correctional facilities at the federal and state levels. In addition to studying the content of and rationale for specific judicial mandates, the course also considers the broader policy implications for correctional and judicial agencies dealing with correctional issues. The course will familiarize students with the unique challenges in statutory correctional law at the state and federal levels. In addition, this course will introduce students to the application and use of habeas corpus law within the context of constitutional violations of prisoners’ rights.