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Constitutional Rights of Prisoners (9TH 10 Edition)


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Publisher Comments:

This text details critical information on all aspects of prison litigation, including information on trial and appeal, conditions of isolated confinement, access to the courts, parole, right to medical aid and liabilities of prison officials. Highlighted topics include application of the Americans with Disabilities Act to prisons, protection given to HIV-positive inmates, and actions of the Supreme Court and Congress to stem the flow of prison litigation. Part II contains Judicial Decisions Relating to Part I.

  • Part II contains briefs of judicial decisions related to the topics covered in the the text, in order to help the reader learn rule of law as well as the reasoning of the court that guides future court rulings.
  • Appendices include Amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America, related court rulings, and a table of cases.

Book News Annotation:

This is the ninth edition of a text that reviews the federal case law concerning the constitutional rights of prisoners in the United States. For the new edition, Palmer (of counsel, Yavitch & Palmer, Columbus, Ohio) has brought the material up to date to the end of the 2008-2009 term of the US Supreme Court and includes treatment of recent decisions concerning the burden of proof on prisoners pleading exhaustion of administrative remedies under the Prison Litigation Reform Act, limitations of the Federal Tort Claims Act involving prisoner claims of unlawful detention of property, and the authority of school officials to conduct warrantless strip searches of juveniles. He also includes new material on the Americans with Disabilities Act and on the administrative law process applicable to correctional systems. Issues concerning the treatment of accused terrorists under US control but outside the US and issues of international treaties banning torture and their application to American prisons, both covered in the last edition, are not discussed in this new edition, partly because of a lack of domestic case law. Anderson Publishing is a member of the LexisNexis Group. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Table of Contents

1. An Overview of the Judicial System

2. Administrative Law

3. Use of Force; Use of Corporal Punishment to Enforce Prison Discipline

4. Prisoners’ Rights to Visitation/Association; Searches

5. Prisoners’ Rights to Use of the Mail, Internet and Telephone

6. Isolated Confinement - "The Hole" and Administrative Segregation

7. Religion in Prison

8. Legal Services

9. Prisoner Disciplinary Proceedings

10. Right to Rehabilitation Programs, Right to Medical Aid,and Right to Life

11. Additional Litigation

12. Parole and Probation

13. Litigation against Government and Individuals

14. The Prison Litigation Reform Act

15. Selected Federal Statutes Affecting Prisoners

Part II: Judicial Decisions Relating to Part I

Product Details

Palmer, John W.
Legal status, laws, etc.
Civil rights
Prisoners -- Civil rights -- United States.
Prisoners -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Crime-Prisons and Prisoners
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10.10x7.00x1.80 in. 3.35 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Crime » Criminology
History and Social Science » Crime » Prisons and Prisoners
History and Social Science » Law » Constitutional Law
History and Social Science » Law » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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