Let the Sunshine In: The ABA and Prison Oversight

This article traces the movement toward prison oversight in the United States. It describes the rationale for oversight and the benefits it provides, and it examines the contribution made to this effort by the ABA through the passage of its landmark resolution in 2008 calling for prison oversight and through the follow up work of the ABA’s Committee on Corrections and its Subcommittee on Implementation of the ABA Resolution on Oversight.