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  • adj. Of, or relating to penology.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to penology.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to penology; pertaining to punishment for public offenses.


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  • We must not be blind to the advances made and to the general interest manifested lately by the best minds of the Dominion in penological matters, and this fact is an incentive and an encouragement to those who have these vital questions always at heart.

    Criminal Anthropology from a Canadian View-Point

  • In this inquiry the Court also considers whether the challenged sentencing practice serves legitimate penological goals.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » La Société, C’est Moi

  • Even if the BOP could meet its burden of proving a compelling governmental interest for not allowing inmates to pray in common areas, it still would be unable to demonstrate that its current prayer restrictions are the least restrictive means of achieving their alleged penological ends.

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Litigation

  • Under Hope v. Pelzer, 122 S.Ct. 2508, 2514, 2518 (2002), the use of restraints without penological justification is cruel and unusual punishment.


  • LEXIS 70322 ED WI, Sept. 21, 2007, a Muslim inmate was refused participation in the program that gave late meals during Ramadan because he missed the sign-up deadline. the court held that genuine issues of fact exist as to whether the deadline applied to this inmate, whether he had adequate notice of the deadline and whether the prison had a sufficient penological justification to impose the deadline.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • The court said that plaintiff adequately demonstrated that prison authorities substantially burdened his sincerely held religious beliefs, and defendant made no showing of penological interests justifying the restriction.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • Moreover the policy served legitimate penological interests and that plaintiff had the alternative of donating his books to the prison library and using them there.

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Cases

  • The court found that the penological justifications suggested little likelihood of success on the merits.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • The court held that there are valid penological interests for prohibiting an inmate from fasting for that period of time.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • The complaint lacked allegations that plaintiff was prevented without penological justification from engaging in conduct mandated by his faith.

    Archive 2007-08-01


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