The Texas Prison Labor Union, formed in 1995, demanded that inmates
be paid minimum wage for work performed in the state prison system, be covered by state workers' compensation, and have access to arbitration of workplace grievances, according to an article in Prison Legal News.
In Massachusetts, for example, as of September 1995, 39 inmates
had been released from the DDU without any pre-release counseling, according to Massachusetts Department of Corrections officials.
I wish to suggest that rather than seeing compliance as a form of failure on the part of the prison inmates
, as some historians have interpreted it, adherence to the regime was an accommodation to a particular set of social circumstances.
InnerChange employees, authority to control the spiritual, emotional, and physical lives of hundreds of Iowa inmates
Correctional facilities house a disproportionate number of HIV-infected inmates
(1) and are a setting for unprotected sexual intercourse (2).
The differences are that the clinic is located in a maximum-security military prison, the patients are prison inmates
, and six of the dental assistants are prison inmates
The court found that a corrections department policy that required all inmates
being admitted to a solitary housing unit (SHU) to undergo a strip frisk search to assure they had no contraband was reasonable and did not violate the inmate
's Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable searches.
For 23 hours a day, inmates
were confined in individual cells that had small, private exercise yards that they could or had to go into for 1 hour per day.
When I learned that the male inmates
at Abu Ghraib were forced to wear women's underwear, I thought of the Maricopa County jails in Phoenix, Arizona.
In 1965, Congress passed the Higher Education Act, allowing inmates
access to tuition assistance.
First, some prison employees have expressed their belief even though it may be unfounded, that inmates
often use food as a way to make them feel special.