Directions for Questions: Each question is worth 25 points; therefore, please be as thorough as possible and answer the questions completely. Each answer should consist of at least 3 double-spaced typed pages. Brief answers will certainly result in a low score. Please be sure to indicate the question that you are answering by indicating the chapter and question number. Also, you must type the question as well. (Please note that the typed question does not count towards your 3-page minimum typed response.) Although you are using your text for your primary source, you must use additional sources (e.g., academic journals, internet (do not use Wikipedia), newspaper articles, additional text, etc.). While you are allowed to use your text, please refrain from plagiarism. In other words, the sources that you use are tools of assistance and reference; therefore, please use your own words to answer the questions. Do not submit answers that are full of verbatim passages from the texts/sources that you use! Using this approach will result in a failing grade. Also, please cite your sources with APA in-text citations and end references. If it is not your original idea, you must give the author credit!
2. You are the director of the legal department at a local state prison. A death row inmate, who happens to be a Hindu, is scheduled to be executed. He would like to have a spiritual advisor present with him during his execution. The prison does not have any Buddhist as part of its religious staff. Unsure of what to do, you decided to review case law to see if you can find a legal remedy for his request. In your search, you discover that over the past two years, the United States Supreme Court has addressed this very issue(i.e., spiritual advisors during executions); however, the outcomes have been quite different. What were these two cases? What were the facts, issues, and rulings of each case? Discuss the dissenting judge’s view. After reviewing these cases, do you make a recommendation to honor the inmate’s request? State your reason for your denial or approval.
4. You are an assistant to J.A. Keller, the Southeast Regional Director for the Federal Bureau of Prisons. He walks into your office and hands you the article below. You are requested to provide him with a report that either substantiate or deny the issues/concerns that have been raised. Your report is not to be based upon your personal opinions but factual documentation that you can locate regarding the issues that have been presented in the article. Also, as a conclusion within your report, you have been requested to address the approach that union representative, Joe Rojas, is considering to present the union’s concerns.