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Legal Rights of Prisoners is a timely book that addresses the constitutional rights of people in places of confinement. More specifically, it examines the amendments that inmates use and the case law that has developed to address their concerns. The book examines the types of complaints and issues that prisoners bring before the courts. Moreover, it explains the American court systems, the process of justice, and describes the remedies that prisoners use to redress the government. Furthermore, the book discusses the defenses that general administrators use to justify their actions. In the final analysis, the book focuses on the future of correctional litigation.
James F. Anderson is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at University of Missouri- Kansas City. Laronistine Dyson is CEO and Executive Director of Residential Alternatives, Inc., Louisville, Kentucky.
Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Acknowledgments Chapter 4 Introduction Chapter 5 An Introduction to American Law Chapter 6 The Corrections Component of Criminal Justice Chapter 7 From Hands-off to Hands-on Chapter 8 Types of Lawsuits and Petitions Brought Chapter 9 Preventing Inmate Litigation Chapter 10 Inmates and the First Amendment Chapter 11 Inmates and the Fourth Amendment Chapter 12 Inmates and the Eighth Amendment Chapter 13 Inmates and the Fourteenth Amendment Chapter 14 Reverting to a Hands-off Approach Chapter 15 The Future of Inmates' Rights and Litigations Chapter 16 Appendix Chapter 17 Table of Cases Chapter 18 Glossary Chapter 19 Index Chapter 20 About the Authors
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