Importance Of A Habeas Corpus Petition

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A habeas corpus petition is a legal document which demands that a prisoner be taken before the court and that the respondent present proof of authority, allowing the court to determine whether the custodian has lawful authority to detain the prisoner. In a Habeas corpus claim a prison warden or superintendent is served a petition from a prisoner questioning the legality of their imprisonment, this person is also called the respondent. When a habeas corpus is filed the respondent then has to show cause as to why a writ of habeas corpus should not be issued. It is important to follow policy and procedures because if you make a small mistake it could possibly let a guilty prisoner free or keep an innocent prisoner behind bars. It is also important
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