Administrative Law Keyed to Lawson
Kentucky Department of Corrections v. Thompson
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The mother of one inmate was denied visitation for six months because she had brought a person with her who had been barred for smuggling contraband. Another inmate’s mother and friend were denied visitation for a limited time when the inmate was found with contraband after their visit. These visitation rights were suspended without a hearing in both instances, which the inmates claimed violated their Fourteenth Amendment liberty interest in receiving visitors. The Procedures Memorandum on the subject of visiting regulations outlined nine specific reasons for excluding visitors. The District Court directed Petitioners to develop “minimal due process procedures” for excluding visitors, and the Court of Appeals affirmed.
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