March 16, 2021

Do prisoners and those in group homes have the same civil rights as everyone else?

While prisoners and individuals in group homes may forfeit some rights (privacy, private property, etc.) they do retain the following rights:

  • The right to humane facilities and conditions
  • The right to be free from sexual crimes
  • The right to be free from racial segregation
  • The right to express condition complaints
  • The right to assert their rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The right to medical care and attention as needed
  • The right to appropriate mental health care

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