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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Prisoners’ rights and prison conditions in Massachusetts Posted on Jul 9

The recent escape of two inmates from a maximum security correctional facility in upstate New York has prompted many people to wonder about the rights and privileges of prisoners in the United States in general, including issues such as access to tools, money, mail, telephones, exercise, common rooms, and   …Continue Reading Prisoners’ rights and prison conditions in Massachusetts

Spanking and Parental Privilege Posted on Jul 3

The Supreme Judicial Court has ruled for the first time that “reasonable force” used by parent in the discipline of their children is permissible. The justices say the force used must be “reasonably related to the purpose of safeguarding or promoting the welfare of the   …Continue Reading Spanking and Parental Privilege