American Journal of Criminal Justice

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 254–273 | Cite as

Jail reform litigation: The issue of rights and remedies

  • G. Larry Mays
  • Frances P. Bernat


This paper looks at the vast array of lawsuits filed by jail inmates challenging the conditions of their confinement. While much attention has been focused on prison reform litigation, many of the nation's jails have been subject to civil rights lawsuits, and many are now operating under some form of court order.


Federal Court Prison Inmate Legal Assistance United States Supreme Fourteenth Amendment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Larry Mays
    • 1
  • Frances P. Bernat
    • 1
  1. 1.New Mexico State UniversityUSA

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