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Prisoners' Rights Law Resources   Tags: criminal_law, eighth_amendment, human_rights, inmates, prisoners  

A gateway to information on prisoners' rights, including federal, state, and international primary and secondary sources, in print and online, with a particular focus on special populations and topical issues.
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Find Law Review and Journal Articles

Search the Print and E-Journals using the title of the journal or law review.

Search the Library Catalog using the title of the journal or law review. 

These two sources are complementary, so check both.  Both will list the databases (except for Westlaw and LexisNexis) that contain the full text of the journal.

If the law review or journal is not available the in Pace print or digital collection, check WorldCat to confirm its title.  You can also see what libraries do own the item. 

Use Interlibrary Loan to request an article from a law review or a journal that is not available in the Pace collection.


HeinOnline One Box Search

HeinOnline One Box Search


Pace Law Library Catalog


Find Books Not in the Law Library

Books from other Pace libraries (Mortola or Birnbaum)

  • Click REQUEST, and log in with either
    • Your Pace Portal user name and password, or
    • Your name and bar code, then
  • Choose a pickup location, add special instructions, and click submit.

Books via ConnectNY

  • Click the ConnectNY link to search for books in ConnectNY consortium libraries. 
  • Fill in your name, bar code, choose a pickup location, and click submit.

Books in other libraries--use interlibrary loan

  • Set up an ILLiad account using your Pace email address.
  • You can submit ILL requests for books and articles, and check on the status of your requests.



Searching for Articles

Articles from legal publications can be found through online and print indexes.

Legal Source includes 870 full-text journals and detailed indexing for legal journals, law reviews, yearbooks, institutes, statutes, bar association publications, university publications and government publications | Available on campus and off campus using your Pace Portal user name and password. Use Pace Portal to access off campus.

Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective is an online index of law reviews, journals, and newsletters from 1908-1981.  Includes links to articles in HeinOnLine via WilsonLink.

Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (IFLP) is an online index to multilingual articles published worldwide on public and private international law, comparative law, and the municipal law of countries other than the U.S. 

New York Times (Historical) contains the searchable full text from 1851 to 2004.  

Locate Print Law Reviews for the last 10 years on the first stack level. Law reviews published prior to the last 10 years are stored off-site and will be retrieved by library staff upon request.  


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Relevant Subject Headings

Correctional law

Correctional personnel -- Legal status, laws, etc.

Detention of persons

Ex-convicts -- Suffrage

Grievance procedures for prisoners


Legal assistance to prisoners

Mentally ill prisoners -- Legal status, laws, etc. 

Prison administration

Prison violence


Prisoners -- Abuse of

Prisoners -- Civil rights  

Prisoners -- Legal status, laws, etc.

Prisoners Medical Care

Prisoners Mental Health

Prisoners -- Religious life

Prisons -- Law and legislation

Prisons -- Visits and correspondence with inmates


United States -- Constitution -- Amendments -- 8th  

United States. Prison Litigation Reform Act of 1996


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