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Prisoners' Rights Movement

(see also Incarceration, Torture, Capital Punishment, Mumia Abu Jamal, Prison Reform, Restorative Justice, Death Penalty Abolition)


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Basics

On the Web: Articles

The Prisoner Rights Movement & Latino/a Prisoners in NY State. Ron Jacobs, Counterpunch (12/20/03).

Fairness & Felons: A Push to Enfranchise Prisoners. Alexandra Marks, Christian Science Monitor (9/23/03).

On the Web: Specialized Sites

All Of Us Or None.

Books Not Bars.

Federal Cure. Advocates for 180,000 federal prisoners.

Prison Legal News.

Sentencing Project.

In the Library: Articles

Barry, Ellen M. "Women prisoners on the cutting edge: development of the activist women's prisoners' rights movement," Social Justice 27 (2000).

Giudice Jr., Richard. "Procreation & the prisoner: does the right to procreate survive incarceration, & do legitimate penological interests justify restrictions on the exercise of the right?" Fordham Urban Law Journal 29 (2002).

Nixon, Ron. "Barred for life. Ex-cons deserve the right to vote," Progressive (6/00).

Wright, Paul. "Slaves of the State," in D. Burton-Rose (ed.) The Celling of America (Monroe ME: Common Courage, 1998). Traces denial of prisoners' civil rights to Supreme Court decision in Ruffin v. Commonwealth of Virginia, 1871.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Berkman, Ronald. Opening the Gates: The Rise of the Prisoners' Movement (Lexington MA: Lexington, 1979).

Branham, Lynn S. The Law of Sentencing, Corrections & Prisoners' Rights in a Nutshell (St. Paul MN: West Group, 2002).

Fliter, John A. Prisoners' Rights: The Supreme Court & Evolving Standards of Decency (Westport CT: Greenwood, 2001).

Jackson, Michael. Justice Behind the Walls: Human Rights in Canadian Prisons (Vancouver BC: Douglas & McIntyre, 2002).

Knight, Barbara B. & Stephen T. Early, Jr. Prisoners' Rights in America (Chicago: Nelson-Hall, 1986).

Manza, Jeff; Christopher Uggen & Marcus Britten. The Truly Disfranchised: Felon Voting Rights & American Politics (Evanston IL: Northwestern U., 2001).

Martin, Rex. A System of Rights (NY: Oxford, 1997).

Palmer, John W. & Stephen E. Constitutional Rights of Prisoners (Cincinnati: Anderson, 2004).

Power, Jonathan. Like Water on Stone: The Story of Amnesty International (London: Penguin, 2002).

Rudovsky, David; Alvin J. Bronstein, David I. Koren & Julia D. Cade. The Rights of Prisoners: The Basic ACLU Guide to Prisoners' Rights [1973] (4th ed.; Carbondale: Southern Illinois U., 1988).

Treverton-Jones, G.D. Imprisonment: The Legal Status & Rights of Prisoners (London: Sweet & Maxwell, 1989).

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