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Law and contemporary corrections

Author: Christopher E Smith
Publisher: Belmont, CA : West/Wadsworth Pub. Co., ©2000.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher E Smith
ISBN: 0534566286 9780534566289
OCLC Number: 40660207
Description: xxii, 341 p. : forms ; 24 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1. Law and Corrections --
Law and the Context of Corrections --
The Need for Legal Rules --
The Growing Importance of Corrections Law --
The Forms of Law --
Constitutions --
Statutes --
Case Law --
Judicial Opinions --
Briefing a Case --
Regulations --
Legal Actions and the Courts --
Trial Courts --
Appellate Courts --
Prisoners and the Law --
Prisoners' Rights --
The Role of Courts --
Prisoners' Rights in American History --
Chapter 2. Prisoners' Legal Cases --
Types of Prisoner Cases --
Appeals --
Habeas Corpus --
Civil Rights Lawsuits --
Other Federal Civil Rights Statutes --
Alternatives to Litigation --
The Problems of Litigation --
Grievances Outside of Court --
Chapter 3. Decision Making in Prisoners' Cases --
The Decision-Making Process --
Prisoner Litigation in the Federal Courts --
A Picture of Habeas Corpus Cases --
A Picture of Prisoners' Section 1983 Civil Rights Lawsuits --
Corrections Law in Action --
Chapter 4. Access to the Courts and Communication Rights --
Access to the Courts --
Access to Legal Communications --
Access to Legal Resources --
Mail and Telephones --
Nonlegal Correspondence --
Telephone Contacts --
Contact with Visitors --
Visitors and Rights --
Contact with News Media --
Chapter 5. Prisoners' Personal Rights --
Freedom of Religion --
Free Exercise Issues --
Developments After O'Lone v. Estate of Shabazz --
Association Rights --
Prisoners' Unions --
Marriage and Family --
Searches --
Searches of Cells --
Searches of Persons --
Chapter 6. Discipline and Due Process --
Discipline and Rules in Prison --
Disciplinary Proceedings --
State-Created Liberty Interests --
Constitution-Based Due Process Rights --
The Rise and Fall of State-Created Liberty Interests --
Chapter 7. The Use of Force --
The Constitution and Officials' Use of Force --
The Fourth Amendment and the Use of Force --
The Use of Force in Corrections --
Corporal Punishment --
The Abolition of Corporal Punishment in Prisons --
Corporal Punishment in Other Contexts --
Acceptable Use of Force --
Justifications for the Use of Force --
Liability for Improper Use of Force --
The Use of Force in Contemporary Corrections --
Chapter 8. Conditions of Confinement: Prison Reform Litigation --
Prison Conditions and Constitutional Conflicts --
Prison Conditions Cases in the Federal Courts --
Remedies for Unconstitutional Prison Conditions --
The Results of Prison Reform Litigation --
Chapter 9. Conditions of Confinement: Legal Doctrines --
The U.S. Supreme Court and Conditions of Confinement --
Prison Medical Care and the Eighth Amendment --
Prison Conditions --
A Defense of Judicial Action in Prison Reform Cases --
Recent Developments --
Chapter 10. Probation, Parole, and Release --
Probation and Parole --
Rights of Probationers and Parolees --
Revocation of Probation and Parole --
Release from Correctional Supervision --
Entitlement to Freedom --
Civil Disabilities --
Chapter 11. Jails --
The Context of Jails --
Rights of Jail Inmates --
The Constitution and Jail Conditions --
Other Rights --
Protecting Jail Inmates Against Harm --
Chapter 12. The Law and Corrections Personnel --
Corrections Officers as Employees --
Employment Discrimination --
Other Employment Issues --
Corrections Officers and Liability --
Who Can Be Sued? --
The Basis for Lawsuits and Liability --
Chapter 13. Conclusion: Law's Impact on Corrections --
A. The Bill of Rights and the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution --
B. Forms for Filing Prisoners' Civil Rights Lawsuits --
C. Forms for Filing Habeas Corpus Petitions.
Responsibility: Christopher E. Smith.

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