Project #97402 - Prisoners

All essay questions need to be 5-7 sentences. No copying from the textbook or plagarizing. 


Chapter 11.

I. Fill-in-the blanks.

1. ____ of an inmate's personality, background, and potential are for rehabilitative and security purposes.

2. Classification based upon a discriminatory basis such as race or religion will usually be held to be ____.

3. In a jail setting, a prisoner's personal bag may be "inventoried" without violating the ____ Amendment.

4. A prison inmate has no reasonable expectation of privacy in his or her prison cell that would entitle him or her to any Fourth amendment protection against ____ searches and seizures.

5. Incarceration is a fundamental change in one's ____ status.

II. Essay Questions (answer all)

1. Define and explain the step by step process of extradition.

2. Discuss the common transfer issues.

3. Identify the classification process and common issues or points of contention.

4. What is required under Kirby v. Blackledge?

5. An offender cannot be placed in segregation without a reason. What are the reason acceptable?

6. Why is a prisoner who is transfered from a state prison to a mental hospital different from a transfer from one prison to another?

7. What is a detainer and how does it work?

8. Explain the offenders expectation of privacy in an institution.

9. When is a search of personnel allowed? When is it not allowed?

10. Discuss the courts rulings on cross ex searches. Is it permissible and when?

11. Why is overcrowding a constitutional issue?

12. What is the inmates right to exercise? When can it be denied?


Chapter 12.

I. Fill-in-the blanks.

1. ____ helps alleviate the costs to society of keeping inmates in prison.

2. Parole is the release from ____ before the completion of his or her sentence, on the condition that the parolee abide by certain ____ during the remainder of the sentence.

3. The parole authority makes a ____ as to whether the inmate is ready to return to society.

4. The first step in the parole revocation process is the ____ of the parolee.

5. Under the ____ theory, when conditions are violated, there is a "breach of contract" that justifies revocation.

6. The ____ theory holds that parole is an act of grace by the state.

7. The ____ hearing occurs prior to the ____ hearing.

8. In Morrissey v. Brewer, the U.S. Supreme Court held that ____ process applies to parole revocation proceedings.

II. Essay Question: (answer all)



  1. Identify the procedures involved in revoking parole under Franklin v. Shields.
  2. Why is there no right to a jury in a parole revocation process?                
  3. What did the court rule against in Johnson v. Texas Department of Criminal Justice?
  4. What evidence is allowed at a revocation hearing that is not allowed at an adversarial criminal trial?
  5. Explain what is meant by "search as a condition of parole".

Subject Law
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