While incarcerated, Johnny (Snake) Davis disobeyed the rules by fighting with other inmates. As a result of the rule infraction, he was placed in solitary confinement for a period of 10 days. During Snake’s incarceration, he has decided to become a jail house attorney. He has been in the law library daily learning his rights. In the hearing, he blurted out that this was an infringement on his Eighth Amendment right. Conduct library and Internet research to determine the following:

Assignment Guidelines

  • Address the following in 4–6 pages:
    • Was this an infringement on his Eighth Amendment right? Why or why not?
      • Explain in detail, and use academic and scholarly resources to fully support your argument.
    • What are the rules of solitary confinement use? Research your own state, and explain in detail.
    • Develop a policy that specifically addresses the use of solitary confinement.
      • What are the components of your policy? Explain.
      • Why will your policy be effective? Explain.
      • What would be the most significant challenges in implementing your policy? Explain.
  • Be sure to reference all sources using APA style.

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