Lawful Order: A Case Study of Correctional Crisis and Reform by Leo Carroll

By Leo Carroll

First released in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa corporation.

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1976); Palmigiano v. Supp. 956 (D. I. Supp. D. , 1980). 10. S. 520 (1979) at 531. 11. S. 337 (1981). 12. Ct. 2321 (1991). 13. Ct. 1970 (1994) at 1973. 14. S. S. 342 (1987). 15. Ct. S. 215 (1976). 16. S. : USGPO, 1995), Table 5. 69, p. 489. 17. Call, “Lower Court Treatment of Jail and Prison Overcrowding Cases: A Second Look,” Federal Probation (June 1988):34–41. 18. Sturm, “The Legacy and Future of Corrections Litigation,” University of Pennsylvania Law Review 142 (1993): 705 and fn. 316. 19.

Then for 15 months after the order was entered, corrections officials outrightly defied it, publicly denigrated the judge and threatened to file suit to dismiss the special master and have his staff investigated for criminal charges. INTRODUCTION 11 At the heart of this resistance was the steadfast claim by officials that inmates used as “building tenders” were no more than porters with no supervisory powers over other inmates. As incontrovertible evidence to the contrary mounted, however, these officials lost credibility and political support, and in 1982 the state agreed to abolish the building tender system.

State Prison. This Auburn-style facility, constructed between 1874 and 18787 with massive slabs of gray granite, resembles a decaying medieval castle. The original structure contained four interior cell blocks of three tiers each. Three of these blocks were reserved for sentenced felons while the northernmost block was the Providence County Jail. A fifth cell block, containing 198 cells, was added on the south side in 1924. 8 Today the correctional complex includes six other facilities, all in close proximity to the old state prison and men’s reformatory, none of which existed in 1956 when the Adult Correctional Institutions was created.

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