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Skinner v. Oklahoma

Country: United States
Year: 1942
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 316 U.S. 535 (1942)
Health Topics: Informed consent, Prisons, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

Petitioner brought a constitutional challenge to provisions of Oklahoma’s Habitual Criminal Sterilization Act of 1935 (the Act), which permitted sentences of compulsory sterilization for “habitual offenders” in crimes involving “moral turpitude.”  Pursuant to section 195 of the Act, the same sentence did not extend to white-collar crimes, defined as those “offenses arising out of the …Read more

Tags: Compulsory treatment, Detention, Forced treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Involuntary treatment, Jail, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Sterilization
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