Prisoners' Rights: Legal Aspects & Court Precedent


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1. What do we call the legal rights provided to U.S. citizens that are established through the U.S. Constitution?

2. What do we call the nature and extent of all privileges afforded to people who are confined to prison, jail, or other correctional facilities?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In these assessments, you will be tested on the definitions of court precedent, due process, constitutional rights and prisoners' rights. Make sure you can match up a description to the correct term that corresponds with it and understand who is ultimately responsible for deciding prisoners' rights.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The questions in these assessments involve:

  • Definitions of court precedent and due process
  • Constitutional rights and prisoners' rights
  • Who is responsible for establishing prisoners' rights

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the legal aspects and court precedent of prisoners' rights
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding what constitutional rights are and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding who is responsible for deciding prisoners' rights

Additional Learning

Refer to the lesson titled Prisoners' Rights: Legal Aspects & Court Precedent for more details on this topic. You can also use the content in this lesson to meet these objectives:

  • Examine the laws that have changed prisoners' rights
  • Identify examples of prisoners' rights
  • Distinguish between constitutional rights and prisoners' rights