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Other Constitutional Rights

The Constitution provides many rights. In addition to historically vital rights against certain forms of discrimination, federal laws based in the Constitution provide the right for most citizens above the age of majority to vote. It also protects prisoners from violations including cruel and unusual punishment, and guarantees them minimal rights to privacy even while incarcerated. While these rights do not get as much attention as discrimination, they are as important, if not more, to the U.S.’s moral and political integrity. Use the resources below to learn more about the right to vote, and the rights of prisoners and other institutionalized persons.