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Corrections Law for Jails, Prisons and Detention Facilities
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Feeding or Medication of Prisoners, 2007 (12) AELE Mo. L. J. 301.
New York court holds state has compelling interest in preventing suicide of people in its care and custody. Martin H. Von Holden v. Mark David Chapman, 450 N.Y.S.2d 623 (App. 1982).
West Virginia holds state's interest in preserving prisoner's life is superior to the prisoner's right to personal privacy; holds incarcerated persons have modified constitutional rights. State ex rel White v. Narick, 292 S.E.2d 54 (W. Va. 1982).
Georgia Supreme Court rules that prison officials may not force feed prisoner on hunger strike who will die if not fed. Zant v. Prevatte, 286 S.E.2d 715 (Ga. 1982).
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