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Prisoners’ Rights Lawyers’ Strategies for Preserving the Role of the Courts

BY MARGO SCHLANGER, 69 U. Miami L. Rev. 519 (2015). Introduction: In 1996, Congress imposed draconian restrictions on the litigated remediation of unconstitutional conditions of confinement in jails and prisons. The Prison Litigation Reform Act (“PLRA” or “Act”),a statute enacting part of the Newt Gingrich “Contract with America,”made it harder for prisoners to bring, settle, and win […]