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American Prisoners and the Right of Access to the Courts

A Vanishing Concept of Protection
  • Kenneth C. Haas
  • Geoffrey P. Alpert
Part of the Law, Society and Policy book series (LSPO, volume 4)

Abstract

In 1987, Americans celebrated the 200th anniversary of the United States Constitution. It is from this document that our basic rights and responsibilities have been developed. These rights, however, have never been distributed equally to all segments of the population. For example, the rights enumerated in the Constitution have never been fully extended to those who are incarcerated. Although the rights of free citizens have been generally preserved during this 200-year period, the history of prisoners’ rights is a history of indifference and neglect.

Keywords

Federal Court State Prisoner State Court Punitive Damage Prison Official 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth C. Haas
    • 1
  • Geoffrey P. Alpert
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Criminal JusticeUniversity of DelawareNewarkUSA
  2. 2.College of Criminal JusticeUniversity of South CarolinaColumbiaUSA

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