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U. Kan. L. Rev.
This article examines the Supreme Court's decision in Bounds v. Smith and the movement toward recognition of the rights that prisoners retain after incarceration.
Part I outlines the nature and legal foundation of the right of access to the courts as endorsed by Bounds. Part II examines questions raised by the dissenting opinions concerning the scope and validity of the right. Part III addresses the practical implication of the decision and concludes that the right of state and federal prisoners to access legal information in preparing legal papers stands on firmer ground after this decision.
Irma S. Russell,
Prisoner's Rights -- Failure to Provide Adequate Law Libraries Denies Inmates' Right of Access to the Courts
, 26 U. Kan. L. Rev. 636
Available at: http://scholarship.law.umt.edu/faculty_lawreviews/61