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What legal rights of prisoners in a jail setting are assumed? Looking at the setup of the jail system in Maricopa County, Arizona. Which has been quite a controversial subject in both the news and in the academic community. Does the state have the right to make the inmates wear pink underwear? Does the state have the right to give them bologna sandwiches for lunch? What about denying the inmates air conditioning in the sweltering Arizona sun? Support reasons for stating that this treatment is either correct or a violation of their rights.

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Legal rights for prisoners are examined.

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Prisoners have the legal right to be treated humanely in prison or jail, they have a right to food, shelter, and safety from harm resulting either from inmates or staff. The state has a right to feed prisoners bologna sandwiches as long as the prisoners ...

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