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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 11 Legal Issues and Corrections Right vs. Privilege *Right: *Privilege: Evolution of Prisoner Rights * Hands-Off Period (1776-1964) Hands-Off Doctrine : courts attitude of indifference and basic reluctance of the judiciary to interfere with the management and administration of prisons. *Courts viewed correctional agencies as *Inmates were entitled to only those rights *Courts dismissed most cases involving Evolution of Prisoner Rights * Hands-On Period (1964-1979) As part of a growing trend toward greater respect for individual rights in the mid-20 th century (race, gender, and other disadvantaged groups), the courts began to enter into the area of prisoners rights. *The courts recognized *The courts considered Evolution of Prisoner Rights Cooper v. Pate (1964) *U.S. Supreme Court signaled the end of the hands-off policy. *The court ruled that inmates were *Flood of grievances and claims with the most serious involving Holt v. Sarver, 1969 Evolution of Prisoner Rights * Holt v. Sarver, 1969 1 *Involved torture of inmates, severe deprivation of basic rights and resulted in the term,...
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This note was uploaded on 03/05/2012 for the course CRJU 312 taught by Professor Meade during the Fall '10 term at South Carolina.
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