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PRISONER RIGHTS


When a person is imprisoned, some but not all of his or her rights are suspended or substantially diluted in order for the prison administration to maintain the safety and security of the prison. However, people in prison remain protected by the U.S. Constitution. In particular, the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against cruel and unusual punishments requires that prisoners be afforded a minimum standard of decent living conditions. Also, prisoners maintain certain due process rights, and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment prohibits unequal treatment of prisoners based on race and color, sex and gender, national origin, and religious creed. Prisoners also maintain curtailed, but important, rights to freedom of speech and religion. If you feel that your rights have been violated by a prison system, please work hard to utilize the processes within the prison to resolve the issue, and if resolution is not forthcoming please call, write, or email my office to obtain a free consultation and to discuss your legal options.