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Unformatted text preview: Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibiting disability based discrimination against qualified individuals. Holding: In a unanimous opinion, the Court held that under the ADA no "public entity" may discriminate against qualified disabled individuals due to their disability. The Court stated that the ADA's protections extended to cover prison inmates as well as any other liberated citizen. Rationale: For the case of Penn. D.O.C v. Yeskey the legislative intent was to maintain the same civil rights for prisoners with disabilities as people who are not incarcerated have. Prisoners with disabilities must be treated accordingly under the American disabilities Act of 1990, while still being able to maintain their stay in the correctional facility for their crime committed....
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2009 for the course CJUS 3100 taught by Professor Exum during the Spring '09 term at UNC Charlotte.
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