What Rights Do Prisoners Have? – Part 1

The Huge Problem With For-Profit Prisons http://testu.be/1UKhQ6r

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There are more than 1.5 million people incarcerated in the United States. So, we were wondering, what rights do prisoners have?

Learn More:
U.S. Jails More People Than Any Other Country: Chart of the Day
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2012-10-15/u-s-jails-more-people-than-any-other-country-chart-of-the-day
“The U.S. has the world’s highest incarceration rate, with Department of Justice data showing more than 2.2 million people are behind bars, equal to a city the size of Houston.”

The Jailhouse Lawyer’s Handbook How to Bring a Federal Lawsuit to Challenge Violations of Your Rights in Prison
https://ccrjustice.org/sites/default/files/assets/files/Report_JailHouseLawyersHandbook.pdf
“This Handbook explains how a prisoner can start a lawsuit in federal court, to fight against mistreatment and bad conditions in prison.”

Ban on Prison Beards Violates Muslim Rights, Supreme Court Says
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/21/us/prison-beard-ban-gregory-holt-ruling.html?_r=0
“The Supreme Court on Tuesday unanimously ruled that Arkansas corrections officials had violated the religious liberty rights of Muslim inmates by forbidding them to grow beards.”

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