By Lobel, Jules.
University of Pittsburgh. School of Law (Pittsburgh, PA).
The "increasing practice of prolonged or permanent solitary confinement [i.e., supermax prisons] constitutes cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the Constitution, and whether it violates the due process rights of the prisoners so confined" is addressed (p. 116). This article is divided into three parts: indefinite, permanent solitary confinement and the Eighth Amendment; meaningful review and the Constitution; and mental pain and the Eighth Amendment. The author finds that prolonged s... Read More