This Note was undertaken by staff members of the Georgia Law Reivew to accomplish two objectives. First, in order to identify a basis from which reforms may issue, an attempt has been made both to examine the constitutionality of punishments employed in prison discpline and to determine the present status of prisoners' rights in disciplinary proceedings. Second, an empirical study of the Georgia prison system was conducted to analyze the application of due process rights in Georgia prisons. It is hoped that the efforts expended on this project will aid those attempting to maximize the provision of constitutional guarantees for prisoners, thus insuring the presence of fundamental rights for all citizens prior to state-authorized infliction of punishment.
Georgia Law Review, Members of the, "Behind Closed Doors: An Empirical Inquiry into the Nature of Prison Discipline in Georgia" (1974). Notes and Comments from Law Reviews. Paper 2.