Center on Sentencing and Corrections

Standards on Treatment of Prisoners

Standards on Treatment of Prisoners

“In February 2010, the ABA House of Delegates approved a set of ABA Criminal Justice Standards on Treatment of Prisoners. These Standards supplant the previous ABA Criminal Justice Standards on the Legal Status of Prisoners and, in addition, new Standard 23-6.15 supplants Standards 7-10.2 and 7-10.5 through 7-10.9 of the ABA Criminal Justice Mental Health Standards.

The “black letter” Standards and accompanying commentary have been published in “ABA Standards for Criminal Justice:  Treatment of Prisoners,” Third Edition © 2011, American Bar Association.”

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