Learning Objectives

14.1  Understand what relevance Packer’s (1997) two models of criminal justice has for prisoners’ rights

14.2  Know the different legal “periods” identified in terms of prisoners’ rights

14.3  Identify issues and cases involving the First, Fourth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments

14.4  Identify issues involved with the civil commitment of sex offenders

14.5  Know how and why prisoners’ petitions have been curtailed