New Jersey State Prison Case Study

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In 1952, there were a number of riots at the New Jersey State Prison. In order to prevent more riots the prison officials at the New Jersey State Prison decided to allow the inmates to create a council in order to voice their opinions and concerned. If I were a newly appointed warden of the New Jersey State Prison, I would implement the following rules in order to prevent the council from getting out of hand. The agreement with creation of inmates’ council is a privilege not a right and every inmate will be informed as such. Thus, it can be taken away at the warden’s discretion. The most important rule would be that the warden’s decisions would be final and not subject to appeal. The warden have the right to exclude any inmate from the membership…show more content…
The members of the council will not hold office for more than two consecutive terms. The term will last four months and elections will be every three months or when is necessary due to potential vacancies. Representatives would be subject to removal from their position if they violate the rules and regulations of the prison. Once a representative is removed for his position, he would no longer be an acceptable member of the council. If a member of the council is removed from his position, an alternative representative will be neglected. The number of representatives would set based on the number of wings in the prison and that would not be increased nor decreased under no circumstances. The council would have to do a monthly joint meeting with the warden and its employees. All request that are deemed unreasonable and interfere with the rules and regulations of the prison will be rejected by the warden and the prison officials. The prisoner’s council would be allowed to address issues concerning the general well being of the inmates whom they represent. Other issues such as security and other matters pertaining to an inmate’s private

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