Department of Public Welfare v. Kallinger
Bourke L H
The author summarizes a decision of a Pennsylvania court wherein it was decided that the state’s interest in orderly prison administration, the preservation of life & the prevention of suicide outweigh a prisoner’s diminished right of privacy. The state sought this judgement after Jospeh Kallinger, a prisoner serving multiple life terms, decided to starve himself to death. The judgement authorized the involuntary administration of necessary nutrition & medical treatment.