Legal Cases and Their Impact on the Quality of Life in Prisons

Denisha Gentry, Tennessee State University


For many years the prisons were being operated unjustly because they identified the offenders as people who do not have rights because they are incarcerated. Offenders were getting tired of the mistreatment and have started to act. The actions that the offenders have taken came in the form of legal cases being filed against the state. The United States Supreme Court has had to step in and make decisions on the cases as to offer a fair and reasonable response to the issues that offenders raised against the conditions in prisons and the way they are being treated in prisons. Offenders have made it clear they have rights even if they are incarcerated. This thesis covers how cases filed by offenders have had a positive impact on the quality of life of offenders and how prisons are being operated.

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Recommended Citation

Denisha Gentry, "Legal Cases and Their Impact on the Quality of Life in Prisons" (2021). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI28773872.