Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Criminology and Criminal Justice


The objective of this thesis is to provide a summary and a comparison of the rights of prisoners to medical treatment as specified by law with actual medical conditions in penitentiaries. Hopefully this thesis will be a useful review of the past, but more importantly, it is hoped that this research will give corrections future directions regarding specific medical standards that must be met.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Criminal Justice and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright Patricia Reimer September, 1977