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NCJ Number: 65326 Find in a Library
Title: CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF PRISONERS, 2ND EDITION
Author(s): J W PALMER
Corporate Author: Anderson Publishing Co
Publicity Director
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 868
Sponsoring Agency: Anderson Publishing Co
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Sale Source: Anderson Publishing Co
Publicity Director
2035 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS SECOND EDITION OF JUDICIAL DECISIONS, BEARING UPON THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF PRISONERS, REPORTS AND DISCUSSES FEDERAL AND STATE COURT DECISIONS THROUGH 1976.
Abstract: IT OPENS WITH A BASIC INTRODUCTION TO THE LEGAL SYSTEM, THROUGH WHICH THE INDIVIDUAL CASES AND THEIR EFFECTS CAN BE MEASURED. THIS IS FOLLOWED BY A MAJOR DISCUSSION OF THE SUBSTANTIVE LAW ON THE USE OF FORCE, VISITATION AND ASSOCIATION RIGHTS, REGULATION OF MAIL, ISOLATED CONFINEMENT, RELIGION, LEGAL SERVICES, DISCIPLINE, PAROLE, TREATMENT, MEDICAL AID, AND RIGHT TO LIFE AS REPRESENTED BY THE JUNE 30, 1976, SUPREME COURT DEATH PENALTY CASES. ALSO INCLUDED IS LITIGATION CONCERNING SUCH PROBLEMS AS CLASSIFICATION, TRANSFER, SEARCH AND SEIZURE, CONDITIONS OF CONFINEMENT, AND CORRECTIONAL PERSONNEL. THE REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO A SUCCESSFUL PLAINTIFF AND THE LIABILITIES TO WHICH AN UNSUCCESSFUL DEFENDANT MAY BE SUBJECTED ARE OUTLINED. THE SECOND MAJOR SECTION OF THE VOLUME CONTAINS LEADING FEDERAL AND STATE COURT DECISIONS. CASES WERE SELECTED NOT ONLY FOR THEIR IMPORTANCE, BUT ALSO FOR THE POLICIES OR JUDICIAL THINKING REPRESENTED. THE APPENDIXES CONTAIN THE PAROLE COMMISSION AND REORGANIZATION ACT, FEDERAL RULES OF EVIDENCE (HEARSAY), CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS, 42 U.S.C - 1983 CIVIL ACTION FOR DEPRIVATION OF RIGHTS, AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION STANDARDS FOR RIGHTS OF OFFENDERS, AND THE UNITED NATIONS STANDARD MINIMUM RULES FOR THE TREATMENT OF PRISONERS. A TABLE OF CASES AND AN INDEX ARE PROVIDED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED--RCB)
Index Term(s): Constitutional Rights/Civil Liberties; Federal courts; Judicial decisions; Laws and Statutes; Prisoner's rights; State courts
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