The Forgotten Man on the Welfare Roll: A Study of Public Subsidies for Strikers

David R. Brink and James T. Carney
Among the most important weapons given by the law to employees is the provision of subsidies from the public coffer for the duration of labor disputes which result in cessation of employment. By increasing the economic power of employees during strikes, the government exerts a significant influence on modem labor-management relations; yet the practical and legal consequences of subsidies to strikers have been little studied or discussed. The three major…

Symposium—A Model Act for the Protection of Rights of Prisoners: Preface

Charles R. McManis

Introduction: A Model Act for the Protection of Rights of Prisoners

Charles D. Kelso, R. Randall Kelso and Sol Rubin

Controlling Discretionary Power in Prison Organizations: A Review of the Model Act

Robert M. Hardaway and James A. Jablonski
Review of administrative decision-making can be accomplished in a variety of ways. The primary method should be a provision for formal or informal review by superior officers within the administrative hierarchy. Superior officers, who are close to the decision-making process, can best provide day-to-day review. Additional methods include review by the courts and by other persons outside the prison system. External review is important because review by superiors, especially in…

On Being Medium Nice to Prisoners

Thomas B. Curtis and James W.L. Park
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.

A Comment on the Model Act

Terence J. Anderson, Robert S. Catz and Charles Mann
A Model Act for the Protection of Rights of Prisoners (Model Act) attempts to enroll the courts in more vigorous efforts to improve the treatment of inmates, to encourage inmates by broadening access to the courts for redress of grievances, and to provide the courts with a more precise measure of permissible and non-permissible treatment of inmates. It is doubtful that a model act is the best vehicle for accomplishing…

In Search of a Model Act for Prisoners’ Rights

Fred Cohen and Gene R. Shreve
A first reading of A Model Act for the Protection of Rights of Prisoners (Model Act) is a melancholy experience. Regrettably, additional study and reflection only intensify the original mood. The Model Act comes too late in the movement for prison reform to serve as a catalyst for basic change. In its scope and content it is so limited, so ambiguously expressed, so content with leaving undisturbed the basic power…


Leigh Hunt Greenhaw