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NCJ Number: 119647 Find in a Library
Title: Significance of Prison Conditions Cases: Budgets and Regions
Journal: Law & Society Review  Volume:23  Issue:2  Dated:(1989)  Pages:273-282
Author(s): M M Feeley
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Foundation
New York, NY 10005
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper examines William Taggart's article on the judicial power of the purse as it affects American prisons and jails.
Abstract: It argues that the central concerns in this area have involved issues of judicial propriety and judicial capacity rather than, as Taggart argues, whether judicially mandated expenditures disrupt normal budget processes. It then takes issue with Taggart's conclusions that the courts have had little impact on prisons and jails. Using his evidence, this paper argues that the courts have had a significant effect in transforming prisons and jails in at least one region of the country, the South. 19 references. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Prison costs
Index Term(s): Prison management; Program budgeting
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