Evolving Standards of Decency

Over the past several years, I have developed a serious interest in prisoners’ rights law and, this year, I have created a law blog entitled “Evolving Standards of Decency.” The goal is to provide a forum for discussing the constitutional rights protecting, or failing to protect, the incarcerated. Those in America’s prisons and jails are entitled to humane treatment and, as Justice Thurgood Marshal stated:

The [Eighth] Amendment must draw its meaning from the evolving standards of decency that mark the progress of a maturing society.

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.

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