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Constitutional Implications of Restrictive Housing

The conditions in restrictive housing require careful review for any correctional facility. This brief looks at areas of legal challenges in corrections.

Constitutional Law--Cross-Gender Pat Searches: The Battle Between Inmates and Corrections Officers Enters the Courtroom

This note examines the conflict between the rights of inmates for same sex pat frisks and the right of staff to work in opposite sex facilities.

An Update on Jail Strip Searches of General Population Detainees

This article examines the facts and reasoning of Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders, including both the majority and dissenting approaches.

Jail Design and Operation and the Constitution: An Overview

This paper discusses the continuing challenge of deciding what those protections mean in practice and the struggle to assure that inmate rights are met.

Jails and the Constitution: An Overview

This publication "reviews the history of correctional law and summarizes the results of major court decisions"

Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, January 2000

These proceedings highlight what happened at the Large Jail Network Meeting January 2000.

Supermax Prisons and the Constitution: Liability Concerns in the Extended Control Unit

This monograph will help prisons operate ultra-high-security facilities in a way that minimizes liability in litigation.

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