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also poe·nol·o·gy  (pē-nŏl′ə-jē)
The study, theory, and practice of prison management and criminal rehabilitation.

[Latin poena, penalty (from Greek poinē; see kwei- in Indo-European roots) + -logy.]

pe′no·log′i·cal (pē′nə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
pe′no·log′i·cal·ly adv.
pe·nol′o·gist n.
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118) For a second time, the court factored into its reasoning the interest of equal protection asserted by the Bureau of Prisons, concluding that by granting procreative rights to Goodwin, it would force the prisons to divert precious resources away from security and other legitimate penological operations in order to accommodate "expanded medical services" for female prisoners.
If it is determined that an inmate has an arguable basis for the position that his or her rights are constitutionally protected, the next inquiry is whether the prison's dietary policy is reasonably related to legitimate penological purposes.
is not out of step with valid penological goals or sentencing principles.
The panopticon was never built, but it has a special place in penological history.
Defendant Sleiman's threats directly burdened or chilled Plaintiff's First Amendment rights and served no legitimate penological interest," the complaint notes.
Taylor's defensiveness is rooted in a penological realism that can be painful to read.
6) Second, many courts have not employed sufficient skepticism when analyzing penological interests.
The tragedy in all this is that there lies in the whole criminological and penological disciplines an enormous contradiction, a doctrinal incompatibility.
Nonetheless, this right must yield if the state can demonstrate that forcing treatment is "reasonably related to legitimate penological interests.
In upholding the restrictions, the majority simply asserted that the regulations "promote internal security, perhaps the most legitimate penological goal.
The court found that the inmate sufficiently alleged a First Amendment retaliation claim against a correctional officer and an associate warden by alleging that he engaged in protected conduct by filing grievances against the officer and alleging: (1) that the officer and the associate warden took adverse actions against him, including filing of a false disciplinary charge against him, placing him in administrative segregation, and telling lies that resulted in denial of his parole, and (2) that such adverse actions were taken shortly after, and in retaliation for, the filing of grievances, and that the adverse actions, which involved more than minimal harms, had no legitimate penological reason.
23) The Court also held that there was no penological interest in denying care, as "denial of medical care may result in pain and suffering which no one suggests would serve any penological purpose.