After the federal courts abandoned a "hands-off" policy toward state corrections, what problems did correctional administrators face?

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Karyth Cara | College Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

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One problem correctional administrators faced after the hands off policy was abandoned was the flood of prisoner inmate petitions being sent before the Courts at appellate and federal levels. Whereas before the change in policy, prisoners were considered to be outside the protection of a US citizen's rights, afterward, the Supreme Court upheld that prisoners are still recipients of local, state and federal rights.