The prison system in Texas is its own and unique beast. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice or TDCJ has many different units that house many different types of inmates. These units across Texas all sever different purposes to the state and the local communities in which the prisons are close to. There are however three things that make each prison unique from the other prisons, the inmates that they house, and the different industries ran by the each prison and the programs offered to offenders. I work at the H.H. Coffield Unit and I will take you on a tour of that prison and explain what it is that make Coffield unique.
I personally find that out of all the amendments the most important one is the 6th amendment. Reason being that it is crucial in aiding the judicial process from wrongly persecuting innocent people and it allows our democratic process to continue without preventing innocent people for taking the fall while punishing those who harm it. It keeps justice in check, keeping laws in line and rulings to be fair. The 6th amendment helps the defendants have an attorney when they are unable to afford one. As stated on www.healio.com, the Gideon v. Wainwright case is what brought the need for constitutional protections being accessible by citizens. This being one of the main reasons this amendment is important because not everyone
This paper will show the pros and cons of pre-release and define pre-trail release and bond, arbitrary. bond types also look into the factors of bail amounts a judge looks at to determine how much the defendant’s bail is and a few ways to prevent arbitrary and potentially Prejudice decisions from being made in the court by judges. Although it’s been shown that some judges are bias when it comes to pre-trail release to some
The defendant Hauptmann first appearance happened in Hunterdon County Courthouse in New Jersey. Hauptman would not be granted temporary release or bail due to the high stakes and intricate nature of the case. Also, the preliminary hearing is best described as a "trial before the trial" at which the judge decides, not whether the defendant is "guilty" or "not guilty," but whether there is enough evidence to force the defendant to stand trial. Throughout the preliminary hearing in the Lindberg Baby Case, the court was the evidence presented by the prosecution was enough to go to trial for the defendant. Arraignment is a formal reading of a criminal charging document in the presence of the defendant to inform the defendant of the charges against him or her. In response to arraignment, the accused is expected to enter a plea. In the Lindberg Baby Case, throughout the arraignment the defendant was charged with kidnapping and murder.
The main part of this research paper is the reforms for the conditions of prison and make prison a better place for prisoner and make an alternative for incarceration.
3. Discuss the issue regarding the victims ' rights to notification regarding important proceeding, decisions, and actions related to their case.
state prisons. This number fell in recent years owing to the pressure from SCOTUS and
Did you know Tennessee was the 16th state? People typically do not know the history behind their state. Tennessee became a state June 1, 1796, and now consists of 95 counties. Counties are what makes up a state and breaks down different subdivisions, without these counties states would have no direction and be one enormous blob. Tennessee is known to be three states in one which include West, Middle, and East Tennessee. Tennessee was said to be founded by Hernando De Soto in 1567 in the southern region. It is also known as the Volunteer state which ranges from about 42, 181 square miles long and 6.549 million people. Overton County is Tennessee 6th congressional district
Many people believe the Texas Judicial Branch needs refurbishing for the 21st century. However, the Texas Judicial Branch operates efficiently now because of the way Texas has set up its Judicial Branch and court system. The reason for this is because Texas has structured layers of courts and those layers of courts allow cases ideal time to be heard, which works efficiently and adequately for the court system. At times, those five sections of the Texas court structure overlap because they all proceed to a higher level if needed. Those levels are local trial courts, county trial courts, state trial courts, state intermediate appellate courts and the state 's highest appellate courts. The Judicial Branch also
In the case of Fare versus Michael C., the question at hand is whether a juvenile defendant requesting to speak with his probation officers was a violation of his Fifth Amendment right to remain silent. The important issue was to dissect rather Michael C. requesting to have his probation officer present was equivalent to an attorney representation. When informed that this was not possible, he waived his rights and made admissions. In 1979, police officers arrested sixteen-year-old Michael C. involving him in a murder that occurred during a robbery in the victim's home. Since the age of twelve, Michael had been on probation and had a long criminal offense background. He was arrested and brought to the Van Nuys, California police station for
Probation officers are not able to offer them any type of legal assistance to protect the Fifth Amendment rights of the accused while they are under custodial questioning like a lawyer can offer. They agree that a probation officer is in a position that would make the juvenile trust them, and they are required by law to do what is in the best interests of the juvenile. However, this does not give or make the probation officer any more capable of providing the legal assistance needed to the accused with what a lawyer can offer. Another problem the Court viewed with a probation officer being present, is they are also required by law to report any wrongdoing on the part of a juvenile under their supervision. Therefore, a juvenile’s request to have their probation officer present is not a per se invocation of their right to remain silent. The Supreme Court held that the respondent clearly waived his Fifth Amendment rights, and the statements and sketches were given voluntarily so they should be admissible in court. This decision was held with a 5 to 4 vote from the court justices (Fare v. Michael C.,
Parole boards in the United States vary from state to state, but in most states, the parole board is selected by the governor with the legislation confirming. The board’s term is between four-six years and five - seven members with terms that allow for renewal. A main responsibility for the board is, “managing parole release processes and making decisions to terminate parole supervision”(Bohm & Haley, 2012, p. 450). The board grants on basis of two types of parole release discretionary and mandatory. The difference in the two paroles are discretionary allows the board to decide to deny or grant the parole, whereas mandatory requires the board to grant parole at a specific time. When the board considers granting release on parole they have
The first at most noticeable difference I could found was the size of the two jails. The Miami county jail seemed to be much, much bigger. The very first thing that catches your eye is the size of the main room or lobby when you walk in. Miami County obviously had the bigger one.
The main argument in favor of jail staff treating pretrial detainees more leniently than convicted jail inmate is that because they are still innocent, they should not have to be treated similar to a convicted jail inmates or limit some of their freedom until they are announce as a convicted offender. However, the argument against such leniency is it will be much harder for corrections officials to manage and deal with preterial detainees. The corrections officials would hestiate to control a situation and harder for them to determine which behavior is acceptable and what is not.
When a person is arrested in California, they are taken to a local jail to be booked and processed. At that time, the crime he or she has been charged with is referenced