The United States Supreme Court held that Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which prohibits a public entity from discriminating against a qualified individual with a disability on account of that individual's disability, applies to inmates in state prisons.
Pa. Dep't of Corrections v. Yeskey, 118 S.Ct. 1952 (1998).
Ryan M. Debski,
Civil Rights - Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 - Prohibition of Public Entity Discrimination against Qualified Individual with a Disability - Application to Inmates in State Prisons,
Duq. L. Rev.
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