The [Eighth] Amendment must draw its meaning from the evolving standards of decency that mark the progress of a maturing society.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Welcome to the readers of Prison Law Blog
This blog will be taking up where the well-respected Prison Law Blog left off and will endeavor to add as much to the conversation. My goal is to provide information on developments in prisoners' rights law, as well as a forum for discussing the constitutional rights protecting, or failing to protect, the incarcerated. Those in America’s prisons and jails have the right to be free from "cruel and unusual punishment" and, as Justice Thurgood Marshal stated: