Pennsylvania Department of Corrections et al. v. Ronald R. Yeskey: Prisons and
the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
J. L. Metzner,
Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
26(4): 665-668, 1998.
This article reviews a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that addresses the issue
of whether Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which prohibits a public entity
from discriminating against a person with a disability due to that individual's disability, applies to
inmates in state prisons. Potential ramifications of this important decision are briefly addressed.