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NCJ Number: 81908 Find in a Library
Title: Correctional Law Digest, 1980
Corporate Author: University of Toledo
College of Law
United States of America
Editor(s): F S Merritt
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 324
Sponsoring Agency: University of Toledo
Toledo, OH 43606
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document contains annotated digests of the legal principles and relevant facts of every judicial decision on probation, parole, ex-offenders, and the operation of correctional institutions reported during 1980, along with selected cases on mental commitments and sentencing.
Abstract: Source for this compilation include the Federal Reporter, Federal Supplement, Federal Rules Decisions, Criminal Law Reporter, and United States Law Week. In 1980, nearly 1,500 State and Federal decisions were digested to produce approximately 3,000 annotations. Cases are categorized under 56 topical headings, such as access to courts, discipline, dead time and time credit, good time, jurisdiction, personal injury, parole conditions, staff standards and training, transfers, and visitation. This particular edition has greatly increased the number of cases on sentencing and included a section documenting Supreme Court activity. Selected cases on mental commitments cover involuntary commitment, transfer to mental institutions from prison, and commitment in lieu of sentence. Topics are arranged alphabetically, and the decisions reported during the year are placed alphabetically under the topics. Each case is digested under as many topics as is appropriate. A table of cases identifying the topics under which they may be found and a topic index are provided.
Index Term(s): Civil commitment; Judicial decisions; Literature reviews; Sentencing/Sanctions
Note: The material in this Digest previously appeared in Volume 7 of 'Prison Decisions'; it has been re-edited, updated, corrected and rearranged. This Digest is from the Correctional Law Digest Series.
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