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NCJ Number: 30433 Find in a Library
Title: LABOR LAW PROBLEMS OF THE PRISONER
Journal: RUTGERS LAW REVIEW  Volume:28  Issue:4  Dated:(SPRING 1975)  Pages:840-860
Author(s): L D CLARK; G M PARKER
Corporate Author: Rutgers University
School of Law
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 21
Sponsoring Agency: Rutgers University
Newark, NJ 07102
Type: Historical Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS ARTICLE EXAMINES THE HISTORY OF THE PRISONER AS A WORKER DURING INCARCERATION, THE GOALS HIS WORK HAS BEEN SEEN TO FULFILL, AND THE LEGISLATIVE AND JUDICIAL DECISIONS WHICH HAVE SHAPED HIS LEGAL STATUS.
Abstract: THE LITIGATION DISCUSSED COVERS THE FOLLOWING AREAS: EMPLOYMENT-RELATED INJURY AND DISABILITY, MINIMUM WAGES, JOB SENIORITY AND SECURITY, PENSIONS, AND UNIONS. THE AUTHORS CONCLUDE THAT IN EVERY APPROPRIATE WAY PRISONERS SHOULD BE ACCORDED THE SAME RIGHTS AS OTHER WORKERS AND INTEGRATED INTO THE GENERAL WORK FORCE. THEY ADVOCATE AN END TO THE STATE-USE SYSTEM OF PRISON LABOR SO THAT PRISONERS CAN LEARN SKILLS AND WORK IN JOBS THEY CAN PERFORM UPON RELEASE; ELIMINATION OF ARBITRARY DISQUALIFICATIONS OF PRISONERS FROM CERTAIN EMPLOYMENT UPON RELEASE; AND LEGISLATION AUTHORIZING PRISONER UNIONS.
Index Term(s): Correctional industries; Employment; Judicial decisions; Labor relations; Prisoner's rights; Reform
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