ABA Criminal Justice Standards on the Treatment of Prisoners Adopted by the ABA House of Delegates (February 2010)

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

           Standard 23-1.0 Definitions

PART I:    GENERAL PRINCIPLES
           Standard 23-1.1 General Principles Governing
            Imprisonment
           Standard 23-1.2 Treatment of Prisoners

PART II:   INTAKE AND CLASSIFICATION
           Standard 23-2.1 Intake Screening
           Standard 23-2.2 Classification System
           Standard 23-2.3 Classification Procedures
           Standard 23-2.4 Special Classification Issues
           Standard 23-2.5 Health Care Assessment
           Standard 23-2.6 Rationales for Segregated Housing
           Standard 23-2.7 Rationales for Long-Term Segregated
            Housing
           Standard 23-2.8 Segregated Housing and Mental Health
           Standard 23-2.9 Procedures for Placement and
            Retention in Long-Term Segregated Housing

PART III:  CONDITIONS OF CONFINEMENT
           Standard 23-3.1 Physical Plant and Environmental
            Conditions
           Standard 23-3.2 Conditions for Special Types of
            Prisoners
           Standard 23-3.3 Housing Areas
           Standard 23-3.4 Healthful Food
           Standard 23-3.5 Provision of Necessities
           Standard 23-3.6 Recreation and Out-of-Cell Time
           Standard 23-3.7 Restrictions Relating to Programming
            and Privileges
           Standard 23-3.8 Segregated Housing
           Standard 23-3.9 Conditions During Lockdown

PART IV:   RULES OF CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE
           Standard 23-4.1 Rules of Conduct and Informational
            Handbook
           Standard 23-4.2 Disciplinary Hearing Procedures
           Standard 23-4.3 Disciplinary Sanctions

PART V:    PERSONAL SECURITY
           Standard 23-5.1 Personal Security and Protection from
            Harm
           Standard 23-5.2 Prevention and Investigation of
            Violence
           Standard 23-5.3 Sexual Abuse
           Standard 23-5.4 Self-Harm and Suicide Prevention
           Standard 23-5.5 Protection of Vulnerable Prisoners
           Standard 23-5.6 Use of Force
           Standard 23-5.7 Use of Deadly Force
           Standard 23-5.8 Use of Chemical Agents, Electronic
            Weaponry, and Canines
           Standard 23-5.9 Use of Restraint Mechanisms and
            Techniques

PART VI:   HEALTH CARE
           Standard 23-6.1 General Principles Governing Health
            Care
           Standard 23-6.2 Response to Prisoner Health Care
            Needs
           Standard 23-6.3 Control and Distribution of Prescription
            Drugs
           Standard 23-6.4 Qualified Health Care Staff
           Standard 23-6.5 Continuity of Care
           Standard 23-6.6 Adequate Facilities, Equipment, and
            Resources
           Standard 23-6.7 Quality Improvement
           Standard 23-6.8 Health Care Records and
            Confidentiality
           Standard 23-6.9 Pregnant Prisoners and New Mothers
           Standard 23-6.10 Impairment-Related Aids
           Standard 23-6.11 Services for Prisoners with Mental
            Disabilities
           Standard 23-6.12 Prisoners with Chronic or
            Communicable Diseases
           Standard 23-6.13 Prisoners with Gender Identity
            Disorder
           Standard 23-6.14 Voluntary and Informed Consent to
            Treatment
           Standard 23-6.15 Involuntary Mental Health Treatment
            and Transfer

PART VII:  PERSONAL DIGNITY
           Standard 23-7.1 Respect for Prisoners
           Standard 23-7. 2 Prisoners with Disabilities and other
            Special Needs
           Standard 23-7.3 Religious Freedom
           Standard 23-7.4 Prisoner Organizations
           Standard 23-7.5 Communication and Expression
           Standard 23-7.6 Personal Appearance
           Standard 23-7.7 Records and Confidentiality
           Standard 23-7.8 Searches of Facilities
           Standard 23-7.9 Searches of Prisoners' Bodies
           Standard 23-7. …