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Articles by Robert F Nelson

The Fundamental Right of Self-Defense in Prison

by Robert F. Nelson

[Editor's Note: In 1994 the court of appeals for the seventh circuit decided Rowe v. DeBruyn, 17 F.3d 1047 (7th Cir. 1994) which held that an Indiana state prisoner had no constitutional right to self-defense in prison. The case arose after the plaintiff was infracted and ...