Reasons Why Prisoners Historically Had Very Few Rights

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Please note that you are required to support your views by citing your sources in all assignments. Even if the question asks for your opinion, you are still expected to support your opinion with references to published works and other materials. APA Format is necessary for your assignments when citing references, and assistance on how to cite in APA format is available using the APA Citation Center. •Choose "Library" from the top navigation bar. •Choose "APA Citation Center" from the left navigation bar. •Click "Example Sources." •Scroll down, and click "APA Documentation." For more information on citing your sources, please click on the About this Course link in the classroom. Prisoner rights in America are based largely on the provisions of the Bill of Rights. In this assignment, you will research the U.S. Bill of Rights and explain its major provisions. You should address the impact that the Bill of Rights has had on the field of criminal justice, corrections, and prisoners' rights. Also, explain how the Bill of Rights is applied at the state level. Assignment Guidelines: •Address the following in a Word document of 3–4 pages: ◦Identify and explain the major provisions of the Bill of Rights. ◦How has the Bill of Rights significantly impacted the prisoners' rights and the fields of criminal justice and corrections? ◦Explain how the Bill of Rights is applied at the state level. ◦What are 2 major avenues of relief pursued by prisoners? •You must reference at least 2 credible sources in APA style. Please submit your assignment. For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

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Discussion: Reasons Why Prisoners, Historically, Had Very Few Rights




Discussion: reasons why prisoners, historically, had very few rights
Prisoners had very few rights in the past. The literature on the rights of prisoners has
been well documented and historically shows cruelty, barbarism, and deprivation of rights for
those that were imprisoned by the state as a result of various reasons. However, the
mistreatment of prisoners differed from one individual to the next while at the same time
differed from one period to the next. Some of the authors that have discussed the historical
mistreatment of prisoners include Dolovich (2007) and Specter (2006). Below are some of
their highlights and illustrations of the past mistreatment of prisoners.
In one article, Dolovich (2007) analyzes the present treatment of prisoners a...

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