Judges as Jailers: The Dangerous Disconnect between Courts and Corrections
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Keleher, Christopher P.
INTRODUCTION|Picture a town inhabited only by convicts. The town's police force is unarmed, patrols on foot, and is outnumbered fifty to one. This is not the backdrop of a post-apocalyptic dystopian film. Rather, it is a correctional officer's daily reality. Correctional facilities house throngs of criminally prone, gang-affiliated individuals in close quarters. This setting has thus been described as "a world of violence, "a walled battlefield," and "Hobbesian." It is this environment that correctional officers must pacify. If they fail, their lives, and those of fellow officers, inmates, and correctional staff are imperiled...
45 Creighton L. Rev. 87 (2011-2012)
Creighton University School of Law