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LSTU 630 Corrections Law 4.0 Credits

This course is designed to introduce students to the constitutional rights of prisoners and the implications of those rights for prison management. In particular, students will gain a working knowledge of the role of the First Amendment in regulating inmate mail, associational rights, religious practice, and visitation. They will learn how the Fourth Amendment relates to searches of both inmates and visitors. Students will discover how the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment Due Process rights control inmate transfer, classification and discipline. They will also learn how the Eighth Amendment controls prison policy with respect to the conditions of confinement and provision of health care.

College/Department: Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

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