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NCJ Number: 127888 Find in a Library
Title: Constitutional Rights of Prisoners
Author(s): J W Palmer
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 874
Sponsoring Agency: Anderson Publishing Co
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Publication Number: ISBN 0-87084-692-2
Sale Source: Anderson Publishing Co
Publicity Director
2035 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book presents substantive law pertinent to the full spectrum of inmates' rights based on significant U.S. Supreme Court cases through January 1990.
Abstract: After an overview of the judicial system, the book discusses substantive law on inmates' rights in the following areas: the use of force and corporal punishment to enforce prison discipline, visitation and association, use of the mail, isolation, practice of religion, legal services, disciplinary proceedings, parole, rehabilitation programs, medical services, and the right to life. Law pertinent to civil and criminal liabilities of prison officials is discussed as well. Law not encompassed under the previous topics covers classification, transfer, search and seizure, confinement conditions, corrections personnel, and rights of privacy. Part II of the book presents significant U.S. Supreme Court decisions bearing upon the issues discussed in previous chapters. The third edition concluded with the case of Procunier v. Martinez. This fourth edition presents the following additional cases: Pell v. Procunier, Jones v. North Carolina Prisoners' Union, Bell v. Wolfish, Block v. Rutherford, and Thornburgh v. Abbott. Appended Parole Commission and Reorganization Act, constitutional amendments, ABA standards on offenders' rights, United Nations standards, table of cases, and a subject index
Main Term(s): Prisoner's rights
Index Term(s): Legal aid services; Medical and dental services; US Supreme Court decisions
Note: Fourth edition.
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