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Prisoners’ Rights 

Prisoners’ Rights
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Prisoners’ Rights
Author(s):

Omar Khan

, Rebecca Lewis

, and Bipin Subedi

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199344659.003.0026
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date: 24 February 2020

Chapter 26 includes a broad range of cases that relate to the rights of individuals detained in jails or prisons. Because the U.S. Constitution considers deprivation of liberty a significant harm, efforts are made to protect the rights, as much as possible, of those who are incarcerated. As related to mental health, those rights include medical and psychiatric care, right to refuse treatment, and due process rights related to psychiatric hospitalization. The cases in this chapter are Estelle v. Gamble, Vitek v. Jones, Washington v. Harper, Riggins v. Nevada, Farmer v. Brennan, Sell v. U.S., and Brown v. Plata.

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