Axia University of Phoenix
The importance and purpose of prisoner rights
Prisoner rights are generally guaranteed by the 8th amendment of the U.S. Constitution. This amendment states that incarcerated persons are not to be subjected to “cruel and unusual punishment.” However, there are several constitutional protections that an imprisoned individual loses. One notable right that is revoked for incarcerated persons is the protection against unwarranted searches and seizures. While those detained in prisons or jails do not typically have the same civil rights as free citizens, they are still protected under certain federal and state laws...