Habeas Corpus

The Cuban prison was beyond the reach of habeas corpus so the prisoners there will continue to be held illegally. 

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The Cuban prison was beyond the reach of habeas corpus so the prisoners there will continue to be held illegally. 

By: Jackie Poznanski, Editor

Definition

A writ challenging one’s imprisonment.

Sentence

The Cuban prison was beyond the reach of habeas corpus so the prisoners there will continue to be held illegally.