In addition to a lack of interest by the courts, prison officials received little direction from state legislatures. The general statutory provisions grant board powers to a designated member of the executive branch with no apparent restrictions on exercise of that power. The rules developed by prison officials have often been themselves worded vaguely giving inmates little idea of conduct which is expected of them.
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