In Chapter 5 Bedau offers a six-part structure for thinking about prisoners' rights, developing ideas that he canvassed earlier (Bedau, 1981). Although he does not develop that structure in detail, it embeds the discussion of prisoners' ...
Author: John Kleinig
Category: Political Science
This volume brings together a selection of the most important published research articles from the ongoing debate about the moral rights of prisoners. The articles consider the moral underpinnings of the debate and include framework discussions for a theory of prisoners rights as well as several international documents which detail the rights of prisoners, including women prisoners. Finally, detailed analysis of the moral bases for particular rights relating to prison conditions covers areas such as: health, solitary confinement, recreation, work, religious observance, library access, the use of prisoners in research and the disenfranchisement of prisoners.