Pay to Stay Jail Program (Case 1)

TitlePay to Stay Jail Program (Case 1)
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsConnolly, P, Althaus, RA, Bellon, C, Brinkman, A, Skipper, RB
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
AbstractWhen two college students get convicted after they try to run out on a restaurant bill, one student who had the money to hire a good lawyer and to pay for extra privileges in jail, takes part in a pay-to-stay program that allows low-risk convicts in jail for short periods to pay to get a single, clean cell, and the ability to leave during the day. The second student who lacked the necessary funds, has to server her 30 day jail sentence in a barred cell that she shared with another prisoner, and could not leave the jail during the entire 30 days.
NotesCase from the 2008 Ethics Bowl National Championship. Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2008.
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