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Turner v. Safley
United States Supreme Court
482 U.S. 78 (1987)
The Missouri Division of Corrections (DOC) (defendant) forbid prison inmates from marrying unless permitted by the prison superintendent for a “compelling reason.” Missouri inmates (plaintiffs) filed a class action seeking an injunction against the regulation and damages. The DOC contended that the regulation was necessary to maintain prison security and to carry out rehabilitative objectives.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (O’Connor, J.)
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