Significant case: For this assignment complete an essay detailing the significance of the case assigned (not a brief, but an essay). Include why the offender was arrested and a brief description of his journey through the criminal justice system. Most significantly, include what effects this case has had on the criminal justice system, if any. I would like 2 pages.
The Eight Amendment provides protection from cruel and unusual punishment. Although overcrowding is one of the most common problems in U.S. prisons and jails, it is not considered unconstitutional on its own, Read: Rhodes v. Chapman, 452 U.S. 337 (1981); C.H. v. Sullivan, 920 F.2d 483 (8th Cir. 1990).
If you wish to challenge overcrowding, you must show that it has caused a serious deprivation of basic human needs such as food, safety, or sanitation, Read: French v. Owens, 777 F.2d 1250 (7th Cir. 1985); Toussaint v. Yockey, 722 F.2d 1490 (9th Cir. 1984).
In comparison to prisons why are jails limited to their options to elevate jail overcrowding?
Your text describes unique challenges that are specific to jail detention centers, include them in your answer. (see highlighted area)
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