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The Rights of those in Prison

By and large, those serving time in prison often have a good share of their civil rights and liberties stripped of them but this be as it is, there are some protections that are still in place regarding them and their needs there as per the state and federal laws. For instance, consider the provisions of the Eighth Amendment which protects prisoners from any form of cruel and or unusual treatment. And over and above this, you should remember that the federal laws as well operate to protect prisoner’s rights and basic freedoms some of which are the freedom of speech, religion and equal protection irrespective of any factors that may be discriminatory. And as for the living standards, those in prison have a right to low living standards but those that meet the threshold for a basic living. Hereunder is a look at some of the basic prisoner rights that you are to know of going forward.

The prisoners’ rights regarding their living conditions and living standards is one of the most commonly disputed prisoner rights of the many rights that those in prison have. In most cases, the living conditions in prisons edge on the bear minimums set by the Eighth amendment. As per the provisions of the Eighth Amendment, the living conditions for prisoners should meet the minimal civilized measure of the necessities of life. When it comes to the living conditions in prisons, the adequacy or sufficiency of the same would be a factor of a number of variables some of these being access to medical care, unsanitary conditions, overcrowding inside the prisons, food and nutrition in the food, et cetera.

There are still a number of rights that prisoners are afforded. One of these is the right to equal protection. The other right that you aren’t stripped of even as you serve time in jail is the right to observe and attend religious occasion and observe the attending religious rites while in prison. And still prisoners enjoy rights to medical treatment when this is the need anyway. There are as well rights and protections against attacks from other inmates and as well the right to not be subjected to physical attacks from prison guards. There are some rights that are not quite guaranteed as they are regulated by the prison management system such as that of visitation.

You should as well know of the rights that those in prison enjoy to parole. By and large, a parole is a conditional early release from prison.

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