Plata v. Brown and Other Special Populations
In this short paper, you will consider how the state you selected for the final project has responded to Plata v. Brown and the issues of other special populations
Specifically, address the following critical elements:
What are the issues surrounding Plata v. Brown?
How has your state responded to the issues surrounding Plata v. Brown?
Describe your state’s response to one other special population: either first-time drug offenders or juveniles.
How successful has your state been in resolving the issues for these special populations?
o Offenders with health or mental health issues
o Either first-time drug offenders or juveniles
Consider the strengths and weaknesses of the state’s response.
In your opinion, was there another way to resolve the issues for each population? Explain any alternative(s) and their advantages over your state’s
response for both populations.
Guidelines for Submission: Your short paper should be 2 to 3 pages, with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins. Sources
should be cited according to APA style.