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Unformatted text preview: O bje c t 1 Welcome to Week Four. This week marks the first week that we will focus on adult corrections only. In this lesson we will discuss the application of select First Amendment rights to incarcerated individuals. Please reference the weekly lesson for the accompanying chapters and reading for this week’s lesson. The text of the First Amendment reads as follows: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. Freedom of Association Do you see the “right of freedom of association” listed among the FIVE fundamental rights outlined in the 1st Amendment’s text? No, you don’t. That’s because it is implicit rather than explicit. This means that the courts have interpreted the right to ‘freedom of association’. This interpretation comes from the phrase “the right of the people to peaceably assemble”. This implies that we have a right to assemble in a group. Think about the implications this could have on prisons. The right to assemble? What kind of group assemblies do about the implications this could have on prisons....
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This note was uploaded on 08/08/2010 for the course COR 856 taught by Professor Dr.kevinminor during the Fall '08 term at E. Kentucky.
- Fall '08