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Habeas corpus

Habeas corpus is a law that says that if you have been put in jail, you have the right to be taken to court to make sure that you are being held in jail for a reason. It also means that if you are detained and kept in jail, a court will decide if it is fair or not. It is important because it helps to stop people from being wrongly held in jail.