American Corrections / Rights and Legal Issues
Primary Task Response: Write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas Due March 6th
1. What are the most significant sources of correctional law? Explain why.
2. Which Amendment in the Bill of Rights do you feel is the most important with regard to the rights of incarcerated individuals? Explain your reasoning.
3. Discuss the major constitutional Amendments that protect inmate rights.
4. What major issues exist with regard to the legality of corrections programs? Explain.
5. Do you feel that prisoners should be allowed recreational programs? Why or why not?
6. Do you feel that prisoners should be allowed various types of luxuries such as television, reading materials, and so on? Why or why not?
7. What do you think constitutes cruel and unusual punishment in a correctional environment? Explain.
8. How do you feel about medical care provided to prisoners? Explain.
9. Should there be any restrictions? Why or why not?
*Must have a minimum of 2 reliable references with websites used for reference in
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