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NCJ Number: 40478 Find in a Library
Title: CONSTITUTIONAL LAW - CONDITIONS OF CONFINEMENT FOR ADMINISTRATIVELY SEGREGATED PRISONERS
Journal: NORTH CAROLINA LAW REVIEW  Volume:55  Issue:3  Dated:(MARCH 1977)  Pages:473-483
Author(s): C H SITTERSON
Corporate Author: University of North Carolina
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: REVIEW OF A FEDERAL COURT RULING IN SWEET V SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS (1975) WHICH HELD THAT INMATES IN PROTECTIVE CUSTODY SHOULD, AS FAR AS POSSIBLE, BE TREATED LIKE THE GENERAL INMATE POPULATION.
Abstract: EQUAL TREATMENT IS FURTHER REQUIRED WITHOUT REGARD TO EXPENSE. THE FACTS OF THE CASE AND THE COURT'S REASONING IN SWEET ARE EXAMINED AND WEAKNESSES ARE EMPHASIZED. THE AUTHOR CONCLUDES THAT FURTHER JUDICIAL SCRUTINY OF AREAS FORMERLY CONTROLLED BY PRISONERS AND ADMINISTRATORS WILL REQUIRE WILLINGNESS BY THE COURTS TO FAMILIARIZE THEMSELVES WITH THE SOCIETY AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION WITHIN PRISONS....EB
Index Term(s): Facility conditions; Federal courts; Judicial decisions; Prisoner's rights; Solitary confinement
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