Hudson v. Palmer
Significance, Impact, Do Prison Inmates Have Rights?
Ted S. Hudson
Russel Thomas Palmer, Jr.
Privacy rights and protection against unreasonable search and seizure under the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment cannot be extended to prison inmates. Such expectations are inconsistent with effective prison administration in correctional centers.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
William G. Broaddus
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Deborah C. Wyatt
Justices for the Court
Warren E. Burger (writing for the Court), Sandra Day O'Connor, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., William H. Rehnquist, Byron R. White
Harry A. Blackmun, William J. Brennan, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, John Paul Stevens
Date of Decision
3 July 1984
Prison guards act of unreasonable search, seizure and deprivation of prisoners property did not violate the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment rights of the respondent.
- Lanza v. New York, 370 U.S. 139 (1962).
- Wolff v. McDonell, 418 U.S. 539 (1974).
- Bell v. Wolfish, 441 U.S. 520 (1979).
- Parratt v. Taylor, 451 U.S. 527 (1981).
West's Encyclopedia of American Law. St. Paul, MN: West Group, 1998.
- Call, Jack E. "The Supreme Court and Prisoners' Rights." Federal Probation, March 1995, pp. 36-46.
- Emory University School of Law. Criminal Procedures-Cases, Statutes, & Executive Materials. "Chapter Four: Searches in Recurring Places and Contexts," 30 September 1997. http://www.law.emory.edu/CRIMPRO/notes/ch4notes.html
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