Intro CJ Ch 6.3 Multiple Choice Questions (12)

A right of inmates that is not specifically described in the Constitution; articulated by the Supreme Court based on several provisions of the Bill of Rights.

  • Right to Access to the Courts
  • Shakedown
  • Johnson v. Avery (1969)
  • Right to Assemble

As a general rule, all Americans have the right to vote in government elections; the voting rights of persons convicted of crimes vary from state to state.

  • Shakedown
  • Right to Vote
  • Right to Free Speech
  • Hudson v. Palmer (1984)

A thorough search of a prisoner’s person or cell.

  • Wolff v. McDonnell (1974)
  • Right to be Free from Cruel and Unusual Punishment
  • Right to Access to the Courts
  • Shakedown

A right guaranteed by the Eighth Amendment; what constitutes cruel and unusual punishment tends to evolve over time.

  • Right to Assemble
  • Political Right
  • Right to be Free from Cruel and Unusual Punishment
  • Hudson v. Palmer (1984)

The First Amendment guarantees the right of the people to share their ideas with others; often referred to as the freedom of expression.

  • Wolff v. McDonnell (1974)
  • Right to Free Speech
  • Political Right
  • Right to Access to the Courts

A ruling by the SCOTUS that deliberate indifference to an inmate’s serious medical needs could result in a successful Section 1983 lawsuit, but medical malpractice did not rise to that standard.

  • Wolff v. McDonnell (1974)
  • Political Right
  • Estelle v. Gamble (1976)
  • Hudson v. Palmer (1984)

A SCOTUS decision in which the court held that prisoners have specific due process rights in prison disciplinary proceedings, such as written notice of charges, a written statement of evidence, and the right to present evidence and call witnesses.

  • Wolff v. McDonnell (1974)
  • Estelle v. Gamble (1976)
  • Right to be Free from Cruel and Unusual Punishment
  • Right to Free Speech

A landmark SCOTUS decision that articulated the right of access to the courts.

  • Right to be Free from Cruel and Unusual Punishment
  • Estelle v. Gamble (1976)
  • Johnson v. Avery (1969)
  • Wolff v. McDonnell (1974)

A right guaranteed by the First Amendment, so long as the practice does not run afoul of a “public morals” or a “compelling” governmental interest.

  • Right to Free Speech
  • Right to the Free Exercise of Religion
  • Political Right
  • Shakedown

The right to participate in the selection and operation of government, such as the right to vote; these rights are severely curtailed when a person is convicted of a crime and sent to prison.

  • Political Right
  • Right to Vote
  • Johnson v. Avery (1969)
  • Right to be Free from Cruel and Unusual Punishment

The First Amendment guarantees the right of the people to gather together, so long as they do so peacefully.

  • Right to the Free Exercise of Religion
  • Johnson v. Avery (1969)
  • Right to Assemble
  • Hudson v. Palmer (1984)

A landmark SCOTUS decision in which the Court determined that inmates do not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in their living quarters, thus suspicionless searches are not unreasonable.

  • Political Right
  • Estelle v. Gamble (1976)
  • Wolff v. McDonnell (1974)
  • Hudson v. Palmer (1984)