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"Prison conditions" redirects here. For prison conditions in the United States, see Incarceration in the United States § Conditions. For prison conditions in China, see Laogai § Conditions in Laogai camps. For prison conditions in Vanuatu, see Human rights in Vanuatu § Prison conditions.
Visitation rules at Alcatraz.

The rights of civil and military prisoners are governed by both national and international law. International conventions include the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; the United Nations' Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners, the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment,[1] and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Howard Davis (2003), "Prisoners' rights", Human rights and civil liberties, Taylor & Francis, p. 157, ISBN 978-1-84392-008-3 
  2. ^ Handbook on prisoners with special needs, pp. 47-48 (published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime)

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The Guardian

The Guardian
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 01:49:01 -0700

In its decision on Tuesday, the court unanimously said that its finding that the prisoners' rights had been violated was sufficient. "The finding of a violation constitutes in itself sufficient just satisfaction for any non-pecuniary damage sustained ...
TriValley Central
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 09:01:58 -0700

PHOENIX — State prison officials have no right to read mail sent by inmates to their attorneys, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. In a divided decision, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected arguments by the Arizona Department of ...
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:37:30 -0700

Quoting the Palestinian prisoners-rights group Addameer (Arabic for "conscience"), Ma'an said that Israel still holds nearly three dozen Palestinian legislators, many of whom were arrested in the past month. Administrative detention involves holding a ...
Hamilton Spectator
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 18:23:21 -0700

Aug. 10 is Prisoner Justice Day — a day when prisoners in detention centres and prisons across North America fast and refuse to work in solidarity with prisoners who have died while incarcerated, as well as those fighting for rights and privileges for ...
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:22:30 -0700

John Witherow, the head of Nevada CURE — Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants — a prisoners rights group, said the group began getting calls from inmates at the Pershing County facility northwest of Reno on Friday, though the department of ...
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 03:52:30 -0700

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American Civil Liberties Union News and Information
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:22:30 -0700

The ACLU-NJ saw a victory for transparency in a federal court decision issued last week that rejected Monmouth County's rationale for trying to seal a video recording of a man who died after being restrained at Monmouth County Correctional Institution.

The Moscow Times

The Moscow Times
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 02:45:00 -0700

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