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NCJ Number: 68095 Find in a Library
Title: PRISONER'S RIGHTS - TREATMENT OF PRISONERS AND POST-CONVICTION REMEDIES CASES AND MATERIALS
Author(s): H HOFFMAN
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 1323
Sponsoring Agency: Matthew Bender and Co, Inc
Albany, NY 12204
Sale Source: Matthew Bender and Co, Inc
1275 Broadway
Albany, NY 12204
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: INTENDED FOR USE IN COURSES ON PRISONERS' RIGHTS, LITIGATION SEMINARS, LEGAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS, AND PRISONER LAW CLINICS, THIS BOOK COVERS SUBSTANTIVE AREAS THAT ARISE MOST OFTEN IN PRISONER LAWSUITS.
Abstract: PART I IS INTENDED FOR A 3-HOUR COURSE ON THE TREATMENT OF PRISONERS AND PART II IS INTENDED FOR A 2-HOUR COURSE ON POSTCONVICTION REMEDIES AND PROCEEDINGS. INDIVIDUAL CHAPTERS DISCUSS JURISDICTION UNDER THE FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS ACT AND OTHER FEDERAL STATUTES, CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT, DUE PROCESS IN PRISON PROCEEDINGS, FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS, AND LEGAL ASSISTANCE AND ACCESS TO THE COURTS. THE SUBJECT OF MEDICAL TREATMENT IN PRISON IS FOLLOWED BY CHAPTERS ON LIABILITY AND DAMAGES, PROTECTION AGAINST DISCRIMINATION, AND PERSONAL LIBERTIES AND PROPERTY RIGHTS. GOOD BEHAVIOR ALLOWANCES AND JAIL TIME CREDIT ARE ALSO INCLUDED AS WELL AS CIVIL DISABILITIES AND RESTORATION OF RIGHTS. PART II COVERS POSTCONVICTION REMEDIES AND PROCEEDINGS BEGINNING WITH PROBATION AND PAROLE. OTHER REMEDIES INCLUDE EXECUTIVE CLEMENCY, DETAINERS AND EXTRADITION, AND FEDERAL HABEAS CORPUS. NOTES ARE PROVIDED AND BIBLIOGRAPHIES ARE GIVEN FOR EACH CHAPTER. A TABLE OF APPROXIMATELY 1600 CASES AND A SUBJECT INDEX ARE GIVEN.
Index Term(s): Civil rights; Cruel and unusual punishment; Detainers; Executive clemency; Extradition; Freedom of speech; Habeas corpus; Prisoner's rights; Probation; Restoration of rights; Right to counsel; Right to Due Process; Right to treatment
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