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Title: AFTER DECISION - IMPLEMENTATION OF JUDICIAL DECREES IN CORRECTIONAL SETTINGS - A CASE STUDY OF HAMILTON V SCHIRO
Author(s): D P SPILLER
Corporate Author: American Bar Assoc.
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 110
Sponsoring Agency: American Bar Assoc.
Washington, DC 20036
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 74-NI-99-0040
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS IS A NARROWLY FOCUSED EXAMINATION OF THE POST-JUDGEMENT HISTORY OF THE RECENT, SIGNIFICANT CORRECTIONAL LAW CASE OF HAMILTON V. SCHIRO, DECIDED BY THE EASTERN LOUISIANA FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT IN 1970.
Abstract: IT IS NOT AN EXAMINATION OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF CORRECTIONAL LAW OR MODERN CORRECTIONS IN GENERAL, BUT AN ANALYSIS OF HOW THE CASE AFFECTED THE INSTITUTION WITH WHICH IT WAS CONCERNED, THE ORLEANS PARISH, LOUISIANA, PRISON. MORE PARTICULARLY, THE STUDY DETAILS THE PROCESS BY WHICH THE HAMILTON DECISION, WHICH INVOLVED OVERCROWDING AND MEDICAL CARE, WAS IMPLEMENTED AND THE FACTORS WHICH INFLUENCED THAT PROCESS. ALSO COVERED ARE THE ROLES OF THE VARIOUS PERSONS AND INSTITUTIONS INVOLVED, THE EXTENT TO WHICH COMPLIANCE WAS ACHIEVED, AND THE OVERALL OUTCOME OF THE LITIGATION. STUDIES OF THREE OTHER CASES ARE AVAILABLE AS NCJ# 40777-40779. IN NCJ# 40775, THE FINDINGS FROM THE INDIVIDUAL STUDIES ARE PRESENTED IN AN INTEGRATED FASHION, TOGETHER WITH GENERAL CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNING THE FUTURE IMPROVEMENT OF LITIGATION REGARDING CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES. THE INQUIRY OF WHICH THIS CASE STUDY IS A PART IS UNIQUE IN THAT NO SIMILAR EFFORT HAS BEEN UNDERTAKEN TO EXAMINE COMPARATIVELY WHAT HAPPENS AFTER CORRECTIONAL LAW CASES ARE DECIDED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)... MSP
Index Term(s): Case studies; Comparative analysis; Correctional institutions (adult); Correctional personnel; Federal courts; Judicial decisions; Louisiana; Management; Prisoner's rights; Reform
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