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On Being Medium Nice to Prisoners

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Washington University Law Quarterly


A Model Act for the Protection of Rights of Prisoners (Model Act) is a curious collection of correctional miscellanea, ranging from the necessity to prevent suicide to the necessity to permit “any other citizen” to wander about the warden’s turf with impunity. Like most committee productions, the Model Act follows a cautious middle road that will make no one either very happy or very unhappy.