The Resource Unconstitutional solitude : solitary confinement and the US Constitution's evolving standards of decency, Charlie Eastaugh

Unconstitutional solitude : solitary confinement and the US Constitution's evolving standards of decency, Charlie Eastaugh

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Unconstitutional solitude : solitary confinement and the US Constitution's evolving standards of decency
Title
Unconstitutional solitude
Title remainder
solitary confinement and the US Constitution's evolving standards of decency
Statement of responsibility
Charlie Eastaugh
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book examines American solitary confinement - in which around 100,000 prisoners are held at any one time - and argues that under a moral reading of individual rights such punishment is not only a matter of public interest, but requires close constitutional scrutiny. While Eighth Amendment precedent has otherwise experienced a generational fixation on the death penalty, this book argues that such scrutiny must be extended to the hidden corners of the US prison system. Despite significant reforms to capital sentencing by the executive and legislative branches, Eastaugh shows how the American prison system as a whole has escaped meaningful judicial oversight. Drawing on a wide range of socio-political contexts in order to breathe meaning into the moral principles underlying the punishments clause, the study includes an extensive review of professional (medico-legal) consensus and comparative transnational human rights standards united against prolonged solitary confinement. Ultimately, Eastaugh argues that this practice is unconstitutional. An informed and empowering text, this book will be of particular interest to scholars of law, punishment, and the criminal justice system.--
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Provided by publisher
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EBLCP
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Eastaugh, Charlie
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8728
LC item number
.E27 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Solitary confinement
  • Imprisonment
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Imprisonment
  • Solitary confinement
  • United States
Label
Unconstitutional solitude : solitary confinement and the US Constitution's evolving standards of decency, Charlie Eastaugh
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"" Professional Consensus in 2017""
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1. The Hidden Corner of the Prison -- Chapter 2. An Adjudicative Framework: Morality and the Punishments Clause -- Chapter 3. The Eighth Amendment's Evolution -- Chapter 4. National Consensus by State Counting -- Chapter 5. Proportionate Penology -- Chapter 6. Transnational Law -- Chapter 7. Professional Consensus
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319617350
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
SpringerLink
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
com.springer.onix.9783319617350
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1007051240
  • (OCoLC)on1007051240
Label
Unconstitutional solitude : solitary confinement and the US Constitution's evolving standards of decency, Charlie Eastaugh
Publication
Note
"" Professional Consensus in 2017""
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1. The Hidden Corner of the Prison -- Chapter 2. An Adjudicative Framework: Morality and the Punishments Clause -- Chapter 3. The Eighth Amendment's Evolution -- Chapter 4. National Consensus by State Counting -- Chapter 5. Proportionate Penology -- Chapter 6. Transnational Law -- Chapter 7. Professional Consensus
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319617350
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
SpringerLink
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
com.springer.onix.9783319617350
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1007051240
  • (OCoLC)on1007051240

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