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Legal Rights of Prisoners


American Bar Association. "Legal Status of Prisoner Standards." Standards for Criminal Justice. Washington, D.C.: ABA, 1981.

American Correctional Association, Commission on Accreditation for Corrections. Standards for Adult Correctional Institutions. Rockville, Md.: The Commission, 1977.

BRANHAM, LYNN. The Law of Sentencing, Corrections, and Prisoners Rights in a Nutshell, 5th ed. St. Paul, Minn.: West Group, 1998.

JACOBS, JAMES B. "The Prisoners Right Movement and Its Impacts, 1960–1980." Crime and Justice: A Review of Research 2 (1980): 429–470.

MAUER, MARC. The Race to Incarcerate. The New Press, 1999.

MUSHLIN, MICHAEL B. Rights of Prisoners, 2d ed.. St. Paul, Minn.: Westgroup, 1993. With annual supplements.

Note. "Beyond the Ken of the Courts: A Critique of Judicial Refusal to Hear the Complaints of Convicts." Yale Law Journal 72 (1963): 506, 515.

President's Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice. The Challenge of Crime in a Free Society. Washington, D.C.: The Commission, 1967.

Sentencing Project. "Facts About Prisons and Prisoners." Washington, D.C.: Sentencing Project (April 2000).

"Status Report: State Prisons and the Courts as of October 1987." Journal of National Prison Projects 13 (1987): 24.

U.S. Census Bureau. Statistical Abstract of the United States: 1999 (119th edition). Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1999.

U.S. Department of Justice. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Available on the Internet at http://www.USDOJ.gov 2000.

——. Federal Bureau of Prisons: Quick Facts. http://www.bop.gov/fact0598.html. Last updated July 2000.

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Law Library - American Law and Legal InformationCrime and Criminal LawLegal Rights of Prisoners - History Of Prisoners' Rights, The Hands-off Period, The Beginnings Of Prisoners' Rights Law—the Civil Rights Era