Inmates are people too. Regardless of the crime committed or the time left to serve on their sentence, inmates are human beings that deserve to be treated as such. Across the nation, inmates are granted basic human rights that are protected by the U.S. Constitution. Whether you are facing prosecution or you have a family member behind bars, it is important to know your rights.
These are rights protected by the U.S. Constitution that you should be aware of.
• The right to humane facilities and conditions – While awaiting trial, an inmate must be housed in proper facilities and cannot be treated as guilty.
• The right to be free from sexual crimes – A prisoner cannot become the victim of sexual crimes or sexual harassment. This is protected by the Prison Rape Elimination Act...