Habeas Corpus

Habeas Corpus ha·be·as cor·pus hābēəs ˈkôrpəs/ noun This Latin term means ‘you have the body’. It is a writ which forces law enforcement to both produce a prisoner and justify the continued detainment of the individual. State prison inmates who believe their prosecutions involved a breach of federally protected rights commonly issue a writ of habeas corpus to federal judges. …