State Constitutions and the Humane Treatment of Arrestees and Pretrial Detainees

19 Berk. J. Crim. L. 1 (2014)

73 Pages Posted: 21 Jan 2015

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Caroline Davidson

Willamette University - College of Law

Date Written: August 2013

Abstract

With the United States Supreme Court’s repeated moves to roll back federal constitutional protections for people arrested or in jail, the time has come to reconsider the potential of state constitutions to promote protection of civil liberties of these groups. This Article explores the oft-overlooked world of state constitutional protections for arrestees and pretrial detainees, with a focus on provisions guaranteeing humane treatment, and evaluates strategies for encouraging interpretation of and, ultimately, compliance with these constitutional guarantees.

Keywords: state constitutions, pretrial detention, arrest, jail, prison, human rights, humane treatment

Suggested Citation

Davidson, Caroline, State Constitutions and the Humane Treatment of Arrestees and Pretrial Detainees (August 2013). 19 Berk. J. Crim. L. 1 (2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2552292

Caroline Davidson (Contact Author)

Willamette University - College of Law ( email )

245 Winter St. SE
Salem, OR 97301
United States

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