Defend or critique the strategy of matching the inmate to the correctional facility as a response to the legal concept of cruel and unusual punishment

Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:

  1. Outline your findings from your review of the file of Kris, for whom Robert is considering probation. State whether or not your results from the file review match Robert’s. Explain two (2) instances in which your views and those of Robert are both similar and different.
  2. Develop a profile of the so-called perfect candidate to participate in an intensive supervised probation program. The profile should contain at least three (3) attributes that you believe make this defendant the perfect candidate for this type of probation.
  3. Defend or critique the strategy of matching the inmate to the correctional facility as a response to the legal concept of cruel and unusual punishment. Provide a rationale for your position with concrete examples.
  4. Defend or critique whether programs and amenities geared to making prison life effective—which run the gamut from hiring extra officers, to counseling and therapy, to building a garden—are time and taxpayer money well spent.
  5. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

Let’s recap the story of Kris Young. Kris entered City Wear, a popular clothing store in Jurisville, and tried to leave with a leather jacket costing $600 without paying for it. The store manager stopped him and handed him over to police. Unable to make bail, he remained in custody for 60 days, during which he pleaded guilty to theft. He was ordered to be in prison for a year and the sentence was later suspended. Right now, he is under intensive probation.

Kris is 25 years old. At the age of 13, he received probation for a case involving battery. During his juvenile probation, Kris was arrested for criminal trespass and was given additional probation time. He successfully completed his probation. The offense for which Kris is currently being sentenced represents his first adult conviction.

Kris has a positive relationship with his parents and no one in the family has a criminal history. He has not been diagnosed with any mental health issues and has graduated from high school. Kris hangs out with his friends most of the time and is actively involved in a local band. Though Kris is into drinking and drug abuse occasionally, he doesn’t want to fritter away his life any more, and hopes to go to college and then start a business. He got married recently and is looking forward to a life without unfavorable events during probation and after.

Robert Donavan probation conditions

Probation Conditions

 

GENERAL AND SPECIFIC RULES OF PROBATION
Below are the general and specific conditions of probation in the Jurisville City Court. The terms and conditions are subject to amendment as directed by the Presiding Judge.

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You are in custody of the Jurisville Court incident to your plea of guilty to the charges as stipulated in the attached court order. Until your probation is terminated, your rights will be restricted rights and you can be arrested without a warrant by any persons in authority whenever there are sufficient reasons to believe that you have dishonored the conditions of your probation.

The probationer shall:

(a) Report to the probation or parole officer at such times and places as directed, comply with the probation or parole officer’s instructions, and respond truthfully to all inquiries from the probation or parole officer;

(b) Comply with all orders of the Court, board of parole or probation or parole officer, including any order for the payment of money;

(c) Obtain the probation or parole officer’s permission before changing residence or employment or traveling out of State;

(d) Notify the probation or parole officer immediately of any arrest, summons or questioning by a law enforcement officer;

(e) Diligently seek and maintain lawful employment, notify probationer’s employer of his or her legal status, and support dependents to the best of his or her ability;

(f) Not receive, possess, control or transport any weapon, explosive or firearm, or simulated weapon, explosive, or firearm;

(g) Be of good conduct, obey all laws, and be arrest-free;

(h) Submit to reasonable searches of his or her person, property and possessions as requested by the probation or parole officer and permit the probation or parole officer to visit his or her residence at reasonable times for the purpose of examination and inspection in the enforcement of the conditions of probation or parole;

(i) Not associate with any person having a criminal record or with other individuals as directed by the probation or parole officer unless specifically authorized to do so by the probation or parole officer;

(j) Not indulge in the illegal use, sale, possession, distribution, or transportation, or be in the presence, of controlled drugs, or use alcoholic beverages to excess;

(k) Agree to waive extradition to the State of New Hampshire from any State in the United States or any other place and agree to return to New Hampshire if directed by the probation or parole officer; and

(l) Comply with such of the following, or any other, special conditions as may be imposed by the Court, the parole board or the probation or parole officer:

(1) Participate regularly in Alcoholics Anonymous to the satisfaction of the probation or parole officer;

(2) Secure written permission from the probation or parole officer prior to purchasing and/or operating a motor vehicle;

(3) Participate in and satisfactorily complete the restitution program as ordered by the court;

(4) Enroll and participate in mental health counseling on a regular basis to the satisfaction of the probation or parole officer;

(5) Not leave the county without permission of the probation or parole officer;

(6) Submit to breath, blood or urine testing for abuse substances at the direction of the probation or parole officer;

(7) Refrain from entering the premises of any City Wear clothing store, where so ever they may be situated.

Any violations of rules, regulations or conditions of probation will result in the imposition of the suspended 1 year of jail sentence term.

I have read all the conditions of the court and I understand every rule. I promise to abide by them and realize that any violation will cause my probation to be revoked and the suspended sentence re-imposed for the offense that I have committed.

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Witness:
Probationer:
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The rules for all probationers have been approved by the Judge of the Jurisville City Court. A copy of these rules will be furnished to you and your attorney for reference.

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
 

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