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Prisoners' Rights Law Resources: Home

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.

Research Guides

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.



Pace Law Library Catalog

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

About This Guide

This guide was developed by former Pace Law reference librarian Margaret Moreland, and is currently maintained by Ms. Moreland and Errol Adams, Electronic Services Librarian, Pace Law Library.

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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 for databases (except for Westlaw and LexisNexis) that contain the full text of the journal. You can  also check WorldCat to confirm journal titles and see what libraries 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.


Errol A. Adams, J.D., M.L.S.
Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University
Pace Law Library
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White Plains NY 10603
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