Solitary confinement goes back many years when the Quakers and Calvinists began the punishment in the nineteenth century (Warnes). Like many people now, prisoners back then said they preferred any other punishment that wasn’t isolation. There was an article that was titled something like, “Solitary Confinement, A Punishment worse than Death.” While the prisoners are still allowed to live, they are deprived from so many things and are exposed to metal illnesses. So what is solitary confinement? Solitary confinement is when a prisoner is locked away in a relatively small cell away from any human contact.
They are not hurting anyone while they remain in prison. Why can’t we leave them there? Why do we have to kill them? Even though there are many cases in which people should be given the Death Penalty, it should be abolished because the executioner and society are basically committing the same crime the murderer did. Usually we give the Death Penalty to murderers.
Painful, lengthy executions constitute violations of the 8th Amendment, which prohibits cruel and unusual punishment”(NCADP). Capital punishment can give 2nd hand trauma to the victims & the families. Studies show that the Death Penalty can cause additional harm to the families. The death penalty can even cause the family to be traumatized by two deaths if the offender and the victim are related or friends. People can actually be traumatized because of a man named Carol Pickett, a minister who witnessed almost 100 executions in Texas, attributed his severe health problems to the stress involved with executions.
This was the highest number of deaths reported to the BJS Deaths in Custody Reporting Program since 2007 (www.ncjrs.gov). The leading cause of death is Suicide and heart disease is the second leading cause of death in prisons. One reason why inmates committed suicide is because of depression. They are numerous reasons why inmates become depressed. One reason why inmates are depressed is because of lack of support from family and friends or even just being able to see their family and friends, of course this falls in the category of their sentence.
If our government is withholding the information, there is clearly something amiss. If the people of your country have to be lied to, then you are more than likely doing something that is against the moral values your country was built upon and is asked to be held to. Juveniles with developing brains are also held in solitary confinement, with fourteen percent of those under 16 in the New York prison system having experienced solitary confinement (The Ethics of Solitary Confinement). It even ends up costing the government two to three times more per inmate when using solitary confinement. That means it is benefiting no one to use this practice.
“The danger that innocent people will be executed because of errors in the criminal justice system is getting worse. A total of 69 people have been released from death row since 1973 after evidence of their innocence emerged. Twenty-one condemned inmates have been released since 1993, including seven from the state of Illinois alone. Many of these cases were discovered not because of the normal appeals process, but rather as a result of new scientific techniques, investigations by journalists, and the dedicated work of expert attorneys, not available to the typical death row inmate.”(Innocence and the Death Penalty: The Increasing Danger of Executing ). In the article it shows that it was at times that there were innocent people waiting to be executed even though they were innocent and were lucky that evidence of their innocence emerged if it didn't they would have be executed.
But due to violence occurring on the site of executions, as reported by Beccaria, Charles Dickens and Karl Marx, executions were moved inside prisons and away from the eyes of the public. But the worse was the period of the 20th century. Countless people were killed in the fighting between nation-states, such the Turkish Genocide of the Armenians, Hitler's attempt to eradicate the Jews, the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia and
That case, no threat or danger against the police officer were made. The police officer could have solved the situation in a hasty manner. Using deadly force is obligated on occasions such as self-defense or protecting other individuals from danger. Police officers have to make quick decisions, but they should know if it's correct or
In those early times, there were numerous methods of death execution which included crucifixion, drowning, battering till death, offenders were burnt alive and impalement. Examples of famous people executed are Jesus Christ and Socrates. Offences such as: Heresy, libels, cutting or grazing of crops, burning of a house, intentional act of swearing, false oath, wilful murder and many more were punishable by death. Parricide was viewed as a serious crime and for this offense; the offender was submersed into a sack. The sack also contained a dog, a rooster, a viper and an ape.