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Unformatted text preview: 12-01-10CJ 471•Robert Redford movie depicted Arkansas prisonoEveryone but wife and warden were prisonersoLabor mill was able to use prisoners as slavesoTurns out Robert Redford is the new wardenoFails by the end of the movie•FedarlismoThe extent to which you leave states to their own affairsoDebates among justices in the Supreme Court about what it means to be federalist •Judicial ActivismoHas to do with the different arguments and actions in how judges get their authority to tell officials what to do•Prisoner’s Rightso8thAmendment May be interpreted and applied in ways that have a very significant impact on prisons•State budgetsoHow much would it cost to reform the prison?oReforming prisons could mean taking money away from other areas, such as education or roads, which society may not want to do•US Supreme Court 8thAmendment right CasesoTrop v. Dulles (1958)About punishment, not necessarily about prisonEstablished test how the majority of justices Changing evolving standards of society...
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course CJ 471 taught by Professor Christophersmith during the Fall '10 term at Michigan State University.
- Fall '10