Directions In your response to the below questions, note that all questions must
Directions In your response to the below questions, note that all questions must be restated/typed in their entirety so that readers and reviewers know exactly how you should answer the questions. In other words, restate the questions just the way they are given to you form your instructor. Restate every word/words/sentences/phrases you see that pertain/belong to the sentences. In addition, make sure you number all questions appropriately/correctly. Statements For You To Read/Consider/Articulate/Ponder Upon Before You Answer The eight (8) Statements Reflected Below: Few people would disagree with the fact that prison inmates are in need of constitutional protection. There is, however, a difference of opinion as to the extent of inmate rights. Consider the following cases where inmates claimed that their rights had been violated for what many would call frivolous reasons. To answer the below eight (8) statements/questions, read the above statements, and then think in terms of the rights of prisoners. Now, answer the below eight (8) statements/questions Prisoners only had one brand of deodorant in the prison commissary. Prisoners were denied cassette players to listen to religious tapes. Prisoners have also filed suits claiming that their toilet seats were too cold. (Realistically some prison toilets do not have seats on the bowls, others use all metal fixtures so they will not break as easily.) In 1984, an inmate changed his name in prison from Stanley Russell to Quaid Azeez. He refused to acknowledge or respond to his former and legal name (which he stated was a slave name) and subsequently filed suit when prison officials refused to call him by his new Muslim name. (This name change has been reported to have been done arbitrarily, without benefit of proper legal sanction, while the individual was incarcerated.) Was this a frivolous suit? Think of the implications if all prisoners decided to change their name. In 1985, the Supreme Court of New Hampshire was faced with an interesting situation when it heard oral arguments on a potentially far-reaching prisoners' rights suit. Inmate Vernon Evans, a 19-year-old serving an eighteen year sentence for second degree murder, argued that he was entitled to a college education in order to be paroled. He was referring to the fact that at the time of his sentencing, he was told by the sentencing judge that he could attain early release if he demonstrated "extraordinary and unexpected progress during confinement." The case was significant for New Hampshire since a ruling in favor of Evans might require the state to finance the college education of any qualified prison inmate. The court ruled against Evans, holding that a judge can hand down a sentence but cannot structure correctional methods once a prison sentence is imposed. The court further stated: "A talented law-abiding citizen has no right to a State-funded college education. A talented inmate has no greater right." (State v. Evans, 38 CrL 2331 [1986]). In light of these cases, consider whether prisoner's rights should be expanded, protected, or limited. Are all of these cases frivolous, or does one or more of them hold merit? Prisoners who commit crimes should never be given chances to ever work (have employment) once released from prisons or jails. Do you agree or disagree? Give enough details. (PERSONAL) For this journal, you may encounter questions, statements or phrases. You must articulate all of them in detail. Personal/opinionated questions/statements/phrases are identified as such. You do not have to research your opinions. Questions/statements/phrases, which are not personal/opinionated, must be researched. You must have in-text citations. Your answer must be factual. That is the reason why you must conduct a research in order to obtain factual answers.

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