Unlocking the Courthouse Door: Removing the Barrier of the PLRA’s Physical Injury Requirement to Permit Meaningful Judicial Oversight of Abuses in Supermax Prisons and Isolation Units

This article calls for the repeal or reform of the physical injury requirement of the Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA) so that the federal courts can provide meaningful remedies for conditions in supermax prisons and isolation units that violate the U.S. Constitution.