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.
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Branham, The Law and Policy of Sentencing and Corrections, Cases and Materials (Casebook), (West Publishing Company College & School Division 8th Edition), ISBN: 9780314199430
E-447 Corrections Law
Class One Assignment: Read and be prepared to discuss “Barnes, Harry Elmer, “The Historical Origin of the Prison System in America,” New York State Historical Society Paper, (October 7, 1920) and Meskell, Matthew, “The History of Prisons in the United States 1777 from 1777 to 1877,” Stanford Law Review, Vol. 51, No. 4 (Apr., 1999), pp. 839-865.