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Jails and the Constitution: An Overview

Accession Number: 022570
Media Type: 
Document

This publication "reviews the history of correctional law and summarizes the results and effects of major court decisions" (p. 4). Sections comprising this document include: introduction; history of court involvement; corrections and the Constitution in a new century; the Constitution and the physical plant; understanding Section 1983 lawsuits; how courts evaluate claims -- the balancing test; the First Amendment; the Fourth Amendment; the Eighth Amendment -- overview; the 8th Amendment -- use of force; the 8th Amendment -- medical care; the 8th Amendment -- conditions of confinement; the Fourteenth Amendment; consent decrees; some final thoughts; glossary; and selected cases.

Jails and the Constitution: An Overview. Second ed. cover

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Publication Year: 
2007
Length: 
93 p.
Author(s): 
Sponsor(s): 
National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC)
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