corrections budgeting 1

Write a brief essay using the following format:

You, the student, are required to use the class text to complete the Tasks for this assignment. You are required to use the class text, and properly APA cite it, for every assignment in this course.

Answer the directions below in no more than 1,500 words. The assignment should be submitted using Microsoft Word with default margins, using 12 point Times New Roman black font, be double-spaced, and be in essay format.


Imagine that we are in 2011. It is May 24th. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) today decided the Brown v. Plata case, a historical ruling where SCOTUS found a state in violation of the 8th Amendment. You read the holding and watch the commentary on the news. Further, you are excited because you are a Criminal Justice professor and you are currently teaching Corrections. You decide to put together a Power Point Presentation for your students…yet realize that there are numerous variables that have led to the Brown v. Plataholding. You determine that the key elements to teach are the following:

  1. The holding of the Brown v. Plata case and how California was found in violation of the 8thAmendment (at least 2 examples of 8thAmendment violations).
  1. The corrective actions that Governor Jerry Brown (or Arnold Schwarzenegger) implemented to comply with the SCOTUS holding along with the outcomes (have the corrective actions achieved what they were intended to achieve?)
  1. How have California’s prison costs (budget) been affected by the corrective actions?

* Include at least three academic or professional sources to support your work.

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