This updated tenth edition covers all aspects of prisoners’ rights, including an overview of the judicial system and constitutional law and explanation of specific constitutional issues regarding correctional populations. It also discusses the federal statutes that affect correctional administration and inmates’ rights to bring litigation. Accessible and reader-friendly, it provides a practical understanding of how constitutional law affects the day-to-day issues of prisons, jails, and community corrections programs.
The tenth edition includes a thorough update of relevant case law, and new chapters are included that deliver the latest developments on Search, Seizure, and Privacy, Juveniles and Youthful Offenders, and the Death Penalty. Part II contains the Supreme Court syllabi for the significant Court cases relating to the concepts covered.
This updated edition is appropriate as a primary text for undergraduate or graduate-level correctional law and prisoner rights courses within Criminal Justice, Criminology, and Sociology departments. It is also an invaluable reference tool for law students and correctional agencies.
Part I: Correctional Law
1. An Overview of the Judicial System and Correctional Law
2. Religion in Prison
3. Searches, Seizures, and Privacy
4. Rights to Visitation and Association
5. Rights to Use of Mail, Internet, and Telephone
6. Rights to Medical Care and Rehabilitation Programs
7. Prisoner Legal Services
8. Additional Constitutional Issues
9. Isolated Confinement – "The Hole" and Administrative Segregation
10. Prisoner Disciplinary Proceedings
11. Use of Force
12. The Death Penalty
13. Parole and Probation
14. Juvenile and Youthful Offenders
15. Legal Remedies Available to Prisoners
16. Selected Federal Statutes Affecting Prisoners
Index of Cases for Part I
Part II: Supreme Court Decisions Relating to Part I
Appendix I: Constitutional Amendments
Appendix II: Selected Federal Statutes