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NCJ Number: 51252 Find in a Library
Title: RIGHTS OF PRISONERS AND PATIENTS - A LITIGATION HANDBOOK
Author(s): C F MORGAN; M A MILLEMANN; J R BRANDA
Corporate Author: Maryland State Bar Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 281
Sponsoring Agency: American Bar Assoc (Basics)
Washington, DC 20036
Maryland State Bar Assoc
Baltimore, MD 21202
Sale Source: Maryland State Bar Assoc
520 West Fayette
Baltimore, MD 21202
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS LITIGATION HANDBOOK, INTENDED AS AN AID TO MARYLAND LEGAL PRACTITIONERS, FOCUSES ON THE FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS GOVERNING THE RIGHTS OF PRISONERS AND PATIENTS CONFINED IN MARYLAND INSTITUTIONS.
Abstract: FOLLOWING A DISCUSSION OF THE PRACTICAL AND LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS INVOLVED IN THE LITIGATION OF A MAJOR PRISONERS' RIGHTS ACTION AND THE MANY PROCEDURAL PROBLEMS POSED BY SUCH LITIGATION, THE SUBSTANTIVE LEGAL RIGHTS OF CONVICTED PRISONERS, PRETRIAL DETAINEES, AND MENTAL PATIENTS ARE EXAMINED. PROCEDURAL DUE PROCESS, CONDITIONS OF CONFINEMENT, AND THE RIGHT OF ACCESS TO THE COURTS ARE DISCUSSED, ALONG WITH THE FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS OF PRISONERS, PAROLE AND PARDONS, THE RIGHT TO CREDIT FOR TIME SERVED, MISCELLANEOUS LEGAL PROBLEMS OF PRISONERS, AND DAMAGE ACTIONS AGAINST PRISON OFFICIALS UNDER THE FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS ACT. ENFORCING THE RIGHTS OF DETAINEES AND THE PROCESS OF INVOLUNTARY COMMITMENT AND REVIEW ARE ALSO EXAMINED. APPENDED MATERIALS INCLUDE ASSORTED FORMS--MODEL PLEADINGS, MOTIONS, AND DISCOVERY REQUESTS--RELEVANT TO PRISON, JAIL, AND MENTAL HEALTH LITIGATION. RELEVANT JUDICIAL DECISIONS ARE FOOTNOTED, ALONG WITH OTHER REFERENCES. (KBL)
Index Term(s): Civil commitment; Legal aid services; Maryland; Pardon; Parole; Persons with cognitive disabilities; Prisoner's rights; Procedure manuals; Right to Due Process
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