By Gary W. DeLand The Right of Free Exercise Free exercise of religion is one of the most valued of the rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. Many of the earliest settlers in the American Colonies emigrated from Europe to avoid religious persecution (e.g., the Puritans, the Huguenots, the Quakers); thus, the Founding Fathers…
A participant in a corrections law training session once asked me in frustration why prisoners should be entitled to recreation. He pointed out he had to pay $75 a month to belong to an exercise club,while his county had just consented to build a fully-equipped exercise room for the inmates in the jail.
Is recreation or exercise a right,or a privilege?
It is clear then that the U.S. Supreme Court expects that Sheriffs and their subordinates understand the rights of prisoners and the other law that governs their conduct to protect against violations of the clearly established rights of prisoners.
Effective Preparation to Provide Sworn Testimony
by Gary W. DeLand
Editor’s Note: This is the long overdue Part 2 of the Prisoner Discipline series.