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This text details critical information on all aspects of prison litigation, including information on trial and appeal, conditions of isolated confinement, access to the courts, parole, right to medical aid and liabilities of prison officials. Highlighted topics include application of the Americans with Disabilities Act to prisons, protection given to HIV-positive inmates, and actions of the Supreme Court and Congress to stem the flow of prison litigation. Part II contains Judicial Decisions Relating to Part I.
1. An Overview of the Judicial System 2. Administrative Law 3. Use of Force; Use of Corporal Punishment to Enforce Prison Discipline 4. Prisoners’ Rights to Visitation/Association; Searches 5. Prisoners’ Rights to Use of the Mail, Internet and Telephone 6. Isolated Confinement — "The Hole" and Administrative Segregation 7. Religion in Prison 8. Legal Services 9. Prisoner Disciplinary Proceedings 10. Right to Rehabilitation Programs, Right to Medical Aid,and Right to Life 11. Additional Litigation 12. Parole and Probation 13. Litigation against Government and Individuals 14. The Prison Litigation Reform Act 15. Selected Federal Statutes Affecting Prisoners Part II: Judicial Decisions Relating to Part I