Prisoners' rights

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"Prison conditions" redirects here. For prison conditions in the United States, see Incarceration in the United States § Conditions. For prison conditions in China, see Laogai § Conditions in Laogai camps. For prison conditions in Vanuatu, see Human rights in Vanuatu § Prison conditions.
Visitation rules at Alcatraz.

The rights of civil and military prisoners are governed by both national and international law. International conventions include the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; the United Nations' Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners, the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment,[1] and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities[2]

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  1. ^ Howard Davis (2003), "Prisoners' rights", Human rights and civil liberties, Taylor & Francis, p. 157, ISBN 978-1-84392-008-3 
  2. ^ Handbook on prisoners with special needs, pp. 47-48 (published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime)

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Organizations working for prisoners' rights: