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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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Executions occur decades after the crimes, which serves no penological purpose, yet due process requires a deliberate pace.
The Eighth Amendment prohibits prison staff from subjecting inmates to excessive force without a legitimate penological purpose, from deliberately failing to prevent other staff from using unlawful force, and from acting with deliberate indifference to inmates serious medical needs.
Even when a prison policy or practice substantially burdens a prisons religious exercise, it will not violate the First Amendment if the government can demonstrate that it is reasonably related to legitimate penological interests.
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5) And they have done so for remarkably similar reasons--namely, objective criteria detailing the death penalty's unacceptability to contemporary society, the subjective determination that the death penalty no longer serves any legitimate penological purpose, and a recognition that the death penalty violates human dignity.
A prison inmate retains those First Amendment rights that are not 'inconsistent with his status as a prisoner or with the legitimate penological objectives of the corrections system.
While some of that can be attributed to better penological practices, the gangs clearly deserve some credit.
Finally, she reflects on whether Americans are as punitive as they think they are, whether contemporary penal practices mean what people think they do, and what sub-national variations reveal about contemporary penological ideals and practices.
25) Although the Court denied the prisoner's claim, it reasoned that a denial or delay of medical care, or an interference with prescribed treatment to a prisoner, would result in pain and suffering that does not serve any penological purpose.
result in pain and suffering that serves no penological purpose.
And release would depend "on whether there were still legitimate penological grounds for the continued detention and whether they should continue to be detained on grounds of dangerousness.